Jonathan Taylor thrusts himself into the race for this season's MVP in NFL after five touchdown performance

Jonathan Taylor thrusts himself into the race for this season’s MVP in NFL after 5 landing efficiency

The operating again scored 5 touchdowns within the Indianapolis Colts’ 41-15 dismantling of the beforehand high-flying Buffalo Payments on Sunday.
In doing so, Taylor set a brand new franchise document, and thrust himself into the race for this season’s NFL Most Precious Participant (MVP).
“We gotta begin speaking about (Taylor) for MVP,” Colts vast receiver Michael Pittman Jr. tweeted.

Nonetheless, after his wonderful efficiency, through which he carried the ball 32 occasions for 185 yards and the 5 TDs, Taylor confused the significance of the entire offense, not simply him.

“The Colts’ offensive identification is all of us all collectively,” Taylor said. “All the pieces that you just noticed at present was the end result of the protection getting the ball again to us, creating turnovers, after which the offense being on one accord — having the ability to talk it doesn’t matter what entrance, what stress they convey, having the ability to execute.”

In his efficiency, Taylor not solely propelled the Colts into the playoff hunt after the workforce’s gradual begin the season, he additionally racked up a bunch of non-public milestones.

With Derrick Henry — the Tennessee Titans operating again who had beforehand been main the NFL in speeding yards — injured, Taylor established himself because the league’s main rusher with 1,122 yards.

The 22-year-old additionally tied NFL Corridor of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson and Lydell Mitchell with an NFL-record eight consecutive video games of 100-plus scrimmage yards and one-plus speeding landing.

Taylor turned simply the 18th participant in NFL historical past to attain 5 touchdowns, and his teammates are backing him for MVP this 12 months.

“He is sending a message to the league,” fellow Colts operating again Nyheim Hines said. “It has been wonderful watching him play.

“Nice to observe him end runs and make folks miss. He is a whole again … If there’s any ability place [for MVP], Jonathan Taylor must be in it. Him and [Los Angeles Rams receiver] Cooper Kupp. JT is the primary in line for a non-quarterback participant.”

Though his teammates would possibly assume he deserves the title, the current historical past of the award could be in opposition to Taylor.

Taylor celebrates a touchdown with his teammates during the game against the Bills.

Solely three non-quarterbacks have gained the award within the final 20 years, the final one being operating again Adrian Peterson in 2012.

The win is the Colts’ fifth of their final six video games, and brings their document to 6-5 on the season.

It strikes them proper into the thick of the operating for a playoff spot this season, whereas for the Payments, the defeat takes them to 6-4 on the season, that means division rivals the New England Patriots hop above them atop the AFC East Division.