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.
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.
“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.
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.