Jonathan Taylor off to hot start on MNF with blazing 76-yard TD
It did not take long for Jonathan Taylor to make his presence felt on Monday Night Football!
Playing for the Colts, Taylor and the offense got the ball quickly after Baltimore punted on its opening possession. A penalty and a couple of incomplete passes set up a 3rd-and-15 for Indianapolis.
That down-and-distance did not bother the Colts. Carson Wentz started the play with a short swing pass to Taylor that allowed him to get moving in a hurry.
The blocking set up a lane downfield, but after that, it was all about Taylor’s speed on the play. He gashed Baltimore’s defense and was gone in an instant, rolling 76 yards for the touchdown.
Jonathan Taylor said SEE YA. 76-YARD TOUCHDOWN. #ForTheShoe
— NFL (@NFL) October 12, 2021
According to Next Gen Stats, Taylor reached a top speed just over 20 MPH on the touchdown. That’s his 9th time hitting that speed since entering the NFL, the most in the league over that time span:
Carson Wentz & Jonathan Taylor (76-yard TD)
Taylor reached a top speed of 20.60 mph on his 76-yard catch & run, the 9th time he’s reached a speed over 20 mph on an offensive touch since entering the NFL in 2020, most among all RBs in that span.#StatThat | Powered by @awscloud pic.twitter.com/8MRjBjyBZ3
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 12, 2021