Indianapolis Colts star Jonathan Taylor had arguably the most dominant performance by any running back this season in his team's statement 41-15 win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 11.
Many tabbed this game as a contender or pretender one for the Colts, but Taylor made sure to prove that his team deserves to be looked at as a serious threat in the AFC playoff picture.
Taylor finished with an astounding stat line of 204 yards from scrimmage, four rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.
The five total touchdowns for the second-year running back is now a new Colts franchise record.
Jonathan Taylor is the first Colts player with 5+ scrimmage TD in a game in franchise history.
On another level right now. pic.twitter.com/SwGA7fdiIP
— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 21, 2021
Taylor is now earning high acclaim to be among the favorites for both the 2021 NFL MVP award and the 2021 NFL Offensive Player of the Year honor. Colts linebacker Darius Leonard is also on board with the notion that Taylor should be a serious top contender for the former honor.
I think it’s time for JT to be in the MVP conversation! Argue with ya mama 😎 https://t.co/iyStmhejQq
— Darius Shaquille Leonard (@dsleon45) November 21, 2021
The former Wisconsin Badgers star now leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage (1,444) and total touchdowns (15). This is quite impressive, especially as he notched 12 total touchdowns in 15 games played over his rookie campaign last year.
Next up for the Colts will be arguably the biggest home test of their season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. They sure will look to extend their winning streak to four games in this clash with the reigning Super Bowl champions.