Jonathan Taylor’s five touchdowns lead Colts to 41-15 victory over Bills

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It’s Jonathan Taylor‘s world. We’re all just living in it.

The Colts running back set a franchise record with five touchdowns, as Indianapolis beat Buffalo 41-15 on Sunday.

Taylor got going early and Indianapolis rode him to a big victory. He finished with 32 carries for 185 yards rushing with four rushing touchdowns. He also had a receiving TD.

He opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run and caught a 23-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He then had a 2-yard TD in the second quarter just before halftime before scoring from 10 yards and 1-yard out in the third quarter.

With Taylor’s success, quarterback Carson Wentz didn’t have to do much — but he didn’t make many mistakes. He was 11-of-20 for 106 yards with the touchdown pass to Taylor.

Indianapolis’ defense gave Buffalo’s offense fits all day, too. Quarterback Josh Allen finished 21-of-35 passing for 209 yards with a pair of touchdowns and interceptions. Tight end Dawson Knox had six catches for 80 yards and receiver Stefon Diggs had four catches for 23 yards and a pair of touchdowns. But the team had no other notable performances.
Buffalo waived the white flag by inserting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with 6:16 left in the fourth quarter. Sam Ehlinger came on at quarterback for Indianapolis with 4:49 in the fourth quarter, following a Trubisky interception.

The Colts have now won three games in a row to push their record to 6-5 after beginning the year 1-3. They will play the Buccaneers at home next week.

Buffalo is officially in trouble. The club has fallen to 6-4 and is now in second place behind New England in the AFC East. The Bills will head to New Orleans to take on the Saints for a night game on Thanksgiving.

45 responses to “Jonathan Taylor’s five touchdowns lead Colts to 41-15 victory over Bills

  1. So Daboll is not going to get an HC job and I question Frazier and McDermott even having jobs. Buffalo has returned to its glory days of .500

  2. Pssssd. Bills fans, you’re back in your rightful place in the division. 2nd, looking up at NE. The more things change the more they stay the same.

    And TRASH ALLEN was on full display for the second time in 3 weeks.

  3. Don’t cry for Bills fans. We had a 20 year drought, got to win the division one year, and will probably go into hibernation again for a few decades.

    Great moment, though. I enjoyed the run last year.

    Carry on, rest of league. Sorry that we were so annoyingly hopeful for a little over a year.

    And good game, Colts. That team is starting to play well, at the right time.

  4. Brandon Beane assembled a “Championship” roster that has no interior O-line or D-line and then sat on his hands at the trade deadline content.

    Any physical team with a run game can do whatever they want to us and we have no running game because our offensive line can’t run block so our amazing WR’s can all get erased.

    Looking like a wild card hopeful now.

  5. Can’t wait for all the gloating Pats fans to post here after pretending not to care about football for the past 1.5 years

  6. The Bills fall victim to yet another “any given Sunday” Sunday. Glad the Pats played Thursday night!

    Still 2 Bills-Pats games yet to go. This is still an “any given team’s” division.

  7. pummer says:
    November 21, 2021 at 4:07 pm
    Can’t wait for all the gloating Pats fans to post here after pretending not to care about football for the past 1.5 years

    You mean like Bills fans were doing just a few weeks ago?

    If you’re going to dish it out be prepared to get it back.

    It’s all in fun, I don’t think anyone really means any I’ll will.

  8. Just like “The Legend” Al Bundy who 55 years ago scored 5 touchdowns in 1 game for Polk High.

  9. Some of you still in denial that the Patriots can and will beat all of these teams in the AFC? I mean now that they’re in first place.

  10. flash1224 says:
    November 21, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    You mean like Bills fans were doing just a few weeks ago?

    If you’re going to dish it out be prepared to get it back.

    It’s all in fun, I don’t think anyone really means any I’ll will.

    —–

    New England Patriots fans are the biggest front-runners in sports. Mac Jones playing half-decent in a kindergarten offense and suddenly we’re crowning him the next Brady. Spare me. Good luck in Orchard Park, you’ll need it.

  11. “It’s all in fun, I don’t think anyone really means any I’ll will.”
    ___________________________________

    That’s a good point, flash. It’s easy to get bummed about this stuff, but good natured trash talk is part of the game & should be kept in perspective.

    Bills fans were confident for sure. I was. I haven’t given up, but the team just seems too flawed right now.

    Weird year, though. I’ll keep watching.

  12. Maybe Buffalo should have waited another year to pay Josh Allen. If they can’t win now with a loaded roster they never will. Josh Allen doesn’t look like a QB who can win with less like Mac Jones.

  13. Dang Johnathan Taylor had the Vaulted Bills defense ready to quit Colts aren’t soft anymore either

  14. Love to see this, total beatdown and exposed for being an average team at best. Bills Mafia how you feeling??

  15. When the pats where 2-4, Buffalo lost that week I believe. I commented “patriots control their destiny”. That must have been the most thumbed down comment on that thread at the time. Man how right was I.

  16. New England Patriots fans are the biggest front-runners in sports. Mac Jones playing half-decent in a kindergarten offense and suddenly we’re crowning him the next Brady. Spare me. Good luck in Orchard Park, you’ll need it.


    Yeah those “front running patriots fans” the ones that have sold out EVERY game for the last 27 years. Yeah those are some front runners

    And Orchard Park looked like a real tough place to play today

  17. The Bill’s and titans look to be hearing the Patriots footsteps. this afc race is gonna come down to the wire and the Pat’s are playing with house money in the 2nd year of a rebuild with a rc qb they have nothing to lose.

  18. If all you can say is waiting for the Pats fans to say something… Thanks for the free rent in your head

  19. New England Patriots fans are the biggest front-runners in sports. Mac Jones playing half-decent in a kindergarten offense and suddenly we’re crowning him the next Brady. Spare me. Good luck in Orchard Park, you’ll need it. All the front runners went to tampa with brady good riddance also dont put the cart before the horse the Pat’s are home against Tennessee this week.

  20. @billsrthefuture,

    Appreciate you, you’re a classy guy. Don’t let that Bills pride fade, that’s a good team that is now well coached. Trash talk is just that.

  21. “If all you can say is waiting for the Pats fans to say something… Thanks for the free rent in your head”
    ____________________________

    Gotta admit – I do dread that on these articles. By the end, there will probably be more Pats fans here than Bills fans.

    And for sure…the Pats are in my head. A couple of decades will do that to ya. Anyone who is passionate about the sport would probably feel the same way.

  22. It’s been a long time since we had a year like this in the NFL. No teams have separated themselves from the pack.

    The Bills play a Saints team on Thanksgiving that also has had an uneven year. Big game.

    Bills will need to stop the run against the Patriots who have the Titans, Colts and two against Buffalo still to play.

  23. “What is happening to the Bills?!?”
    ___________________________

    I’m posting too much on this one, but it’s therapeutic.

    People who follow the team each week have known the flaws since August. The O-line & running game are just bad. The O-line could be salvageable – but they need to stay 100% healthy. As soon as a guy is out, they fall apart.

    I love what Beane has done overall – but he didn’t do enough in the offseason for those 2 units. I’m sure he’ll address it this offseason, but that was a big miss w/ the team having a bit of a window here.

  24. “And Orchard Park looked like a real tough place to play today”

    Bills fans booing their own team repeatedly today. Lolz

  25. flash1224 says:
    November 21, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Yeah those “front running patriots fans” the ones that have sold out EVERY game for the last 27 years. Yeah those are some front runners

    —-

    I guess you missed the part where the team was good that whole time. Didn’t see a lot of Pats fans posting on Bills threads the last 2 years, though. Definition of front runners.

  26. When you pay your QB big money he is supposed to cover up warts on your team. I don’t see Josh Allen doing that right now with an average offensive line. The Bills roster will not be this good for a while with the salary cap. This is their window and they are underachieving.

  27. Impressive one year reign over the AFC East by the Bills.
    It was nice while it lasted, and with Allen’s enormous contract now in play, good luck improving that roster without some spectacular drafting.

  28. I guess you missed the part where the team was good that whole time. Didn’t see a lot of Pats fans posting on Bills threads the last 2 years, though. Definition of front runners.

    I’m pretty sure the patriots won the division 2 years ago. So why wouldn’t they have been talking “2 years ago” Try and keep up.

    And 27 years (1994) ago the Patriots weee 6-10 and it was sold out. Like I said “real front runners”

  29. I guess you missed the part where the team was good that whole time. Didn’t see a lot of Pats fans posting on Bills threads the last 2 years, though. Definition of front runners.

    I’m pretty sure the patriots won the division 2 years ago. So why wouldn’t they have been talking “2 years ago” Try and keep up.

    And 27 years (1994) ago the Patriots weee 6-10 and it was sold out. Like I said “real front runners”

  30. Nobody wants to see the Colts if they make the playoffs. Ground and Pound, Wentz being exactly the QB they need him to be, opportunistic D. Nasty team. AFC shaking in their boots thinking about seeing this team in January.

  31. Canuck pats fan here …. well as a few of the top running teams stink up the joint in other games today .. just the peaks n valleys of the typical NFL season as hey the bills can easily right the ship in time to sweep the pats who may come down with a really bad injury to somebody good at the worst time, but prob expect a 1-1 split .. so hey footie fans just enjoy the season as its a tad unusual this year and more exciting for a change n after all its all about the playoffs anyways especially after the wild card games to see who really ends their season in shame.

  32. The Bills defense got fat against a lot of bad offensive teams with backup QB’s. The defense isnt as good as the stats showed, obviously. Dare I saw it, they are soft.

    Bills OC is not good, he had one good year as a coordinator, last year. The rest of his seasons are average at best.

    Allen and the passing game is the strength of the team, might be the only strength. Other teams are starting to figure out how to stop them though. They need to TRY to run the ball, running games are still important even in this age of pass all the time….a shotgun always offense will never will in all.

    All that said, the Bills v Pats games coming up should be close.

    Taylor is a dynamo! Since Henry isnt playing, hes the best back in the league.

  33. “Come playoffs the Bills will be playing when the Patriots are not.

    Wildcard Weekend!”

    _________________________

    It’s a new world. Only one team misses that weekend.

    But, I would certainly give the Pats a shot at the top seed. Just as I would w/ the Bills at this point in the season. Pats are playing better now for sure, but December is where things get decided.

  34. It looks like that week one loss to Pittsburgh wasn’t a fluke. I’d suffice to say the Steelers tie with the Lions looks better than getting demolished by a .500 team and losing to the Jags.

  35. pummer says:
    November 21, 2021 at 4:07 pm
    Can’t wait for all the gloating Pats fans to post here after pretending not to care about football for the past 1.5 years

    ————————-
    Honestly? Thats the foremost thing on your mind?

  36. Yo Daddy (Patriots) are back and going to send you back to smelling hind end. Any of you Bill fans have Super Bowl tickets for sale? I’m in the market.

  37. Just like “The Legend” Al Bundy who 55 years ago scored 5 touchdowns in 1 game for Polk High.
    _________________________

    Al had 4 touchdowns, not 5. Good reference, tho.

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