Jonathan Taylor has record-setting performance in huge win for Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts picked up a huge win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, 41-15. In the effort, Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had a day to remember.
The former Wisconsin Badger had 185 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns on 32 carries. He also had a receiving touchdown. It was Taylor’s 8th straight game with at least 100 scrimmage yards and 1 touchdown, tying an NFL record for such games in a season since 1950. Former Charger and Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson had 8 straight during his MVP campaign in 2006.
Jonathan Taylor has already surpassed 100 scrim yds today at BUF (also 3 rush TD, 1 rec TD)
Taylor has now tied the NFL record for most consecutive games w/ 100+ scrim yds & 1+ rush TD within a single season since 1950 (8), set by HOF LaDainian Tomlinson in his 2006 MVP season
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 21, 2021
Taylor also became the fastest Colt to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a season in franchise history.
Won the race to 1,000. pic.twitter.com/XgVDSXretB
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 21, 2021
The 185 yards bumped his season total to 1,122. He also crossed into double-digits in rushing touchdowns, which put him in more rarified air.
Colts RB Jonathan Taylor becomes the first player to surpass 1,000 rushing yards this season.
He's just the 11th player in NFL history with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 rushing TD in each of his first two seasons.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 21, 2021
Taylor was a 2nd-round pick of the Colts in the 2020 NFL Draft. He ran for 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns in his rookie campaign. That was after a Badger career that saw him be named a consensus All-American twice. The New Jersey native ran for 6,147 yards and 50 touchdowns in 3 seasons in Madison (the 4th-most by a running back all-time).
The Colts moved to 6-5 with the win. FiveThirtyEight gives Indianapolis a 73% chance to make the playoffs, with a win next week against Tampa Bay bumping its likelihood up to 85%.