Second-year Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has made some pretty big plays as a sophomore. That included a 76-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown earlier in the season.
Taking on the lowly Houston Texans on Sunday, the former Wisconsin standout was back up to his old tricks. Taylor took a Carson Wentz hand off just outside of Indy’s own 10-yard line and almost took it the distance.
All said, Taylor went for 83 yards — making multiple Texans defenders miss in the process. It was a sight to behold.
Ultimately, this eye-opening run led to a Colts touchdown and a 24-3 lead against an inferior Texans squad.
Following a disastrous late-game meltdown against the Baltimore Ravens last week, the Colts (1-4) are in must-win territory. They’re going to need much more of the same from Jonathan Taylor moving forward if the team hopes to get back into playoff contention.
Taylor, 22, put up 1,468 total yards and 12 touchdowns as a rookie last season. Prior to Sunday’s game, the stud young back had tallied 524 yards at a clip of 6.0 yards per touch in six games as a sophomore.