The NFL’s second-year running back, the second-year one, set a franchise record with five touchdowns. He also led the NFL in yards per passing and touchdowns.
New York Orchard Park——When the Indianapolis Colts had to defend their lead during the fourth quarter, head coach Rank Reich found a quick solution: continue to give the ball to Jonathan Taylor.
“When JT launched his rocket, it was like he ran off,” Mo AlieCox said of Taylor. Taylor scored on 1-, 2- and 3-yard long shots as well as 23-yard catches. It’s almost like a game at the goal line. I blocked my head and turned my back, but I saw Taylor flying like a superhero.
As the Colts defeated the Buffalo Bills 41-15 at home, the second-year running back set a record for five touchdowns. He also led the NFL’s yards per pass and touchdown.
The running back became first NFL player to score 5 touchdowns after Alvin Camara (New Orleans), won 6 touchdowns during a 52-3 win over Minnesota on Christmas Day.
Taylor scored three goals during the first half, including an impressive 23-yard catch.
The Bills (6-4), lost their lead in Eastern Conference of American League, and were now half a game behind New England. The bill will face the Patriots twice over the next five week.
Taylor ended the day with a record-breaking career high of 185 dribble yardage and four touchdowns. He now has 1,122 yards for the season, which is tied with Derek Henry (Tennessee) at the beginning of the day. He also recorded 14 touchdowns, surpassing James Conner (Arizona), with 12 touchdowns.
It means a lot. Taylor explained that this is the only way to get to the final season’s position. “We have to be able define last season’s games and we must also add points to our scoreboard.”
The Colts (6-5) have won five out of six games and Taylor helped to dispel any doubts about the team’s lead in the last three games.
Four turnovers by the Bills caused injury to the Bills. The Colts had three touchdowns in their first three games.
“When we don’t shoot, we can be a very strong team. Josh Allen, Bills quarterback for the Bills, had two touchdowns. Pass to Stephen Diggs. Two interceptions. “We need to improve in every aspect. It’s not necessary to make a change, but it is important to remember that you don’t need to panic.