Colts’ comeback over Bengals continues extraordinary streak, sets new NFL record
There have now been almost six full weeks of NFL regular season play in 2020. In all six weeks, at least one comeback of at least 16 points has occurred, a new all-time record for the league. With the Indianapolis Colts coming all the way back in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals, who briefly led 21-0 early on in the Sunday afternoon AFC clash at Lucas Oil Stadium, the streak remained intact while also setting the aforementioned record for the NFL.
The @Colts rallied from down 21-0 to beat the Bengals today.
That’s tied for Indianapolis’ 2nd-largest comeback win in franchise history.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 18, 2020
With the Colts and Bengals achieving such a feat in Week 6, it was initially the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions in Week 1 and Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 that originally set this trend in motion. With the Bears and Falcons once again finding themselves in such a situation in Week 3, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Chargers continued the streak in Week 4. With yet another repeat offender in the Chargers popping up in Week 5, the New Orleans Saints completed the comeback, which allowed for the Colts and Bengals to seal the deal in NFL Week 6.
While the 2020 campaign has already been an odd one for a variety of different reasons, this might just be the icing on the cake as things will seemingly continue to be a bit strange through the Super Bowl. Between COVID-19, tons of injuries and wacky streaks, this season will more than likely go down as one of the more memorable — or forgettable — ones in NFL history. Hopefully the NFL can make it all the way through in one piece.
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