Jonathan Taylor’s game-saving rushing touchdown helped the Indianapolis Colts overcome a 20-0 deficit to defeat the New England Patriots, a team that had not scored in the first half of the previous 99 games. In eight of their 11 most recent games, the Colts’ rushing offense have surpassed 100 yards. They have now had at least one takeaway in 15 consecutive matches. Taylor has rushed for 100 yards in eight of his last 11 games.
Jonathan Taylor’s game-saving run helped Indianapolis Colts overcome 20-0 deficit
Jonathan Taylor’s game-saving play has made all the difference in this close game. Taylor broke the two-minute drill to score the go-ahead touchdown. With the game tied at 20 and time running out, Taylor’s game-saving run has helped the Colts come from a 20-0 deficit and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
The two-year Wisconsin native was able to anticipate Bill Belichick’s defensive plan and evade a defender on his second play of the game. With two minutes to play, he sprinted to the front corner of the end zone and scored the game-winning touchdown. His run is one the greatest in franchise history and the best of his career.
The win lifts the Colts up to fifth place in the AFC. The Patriots’ record fell to six and they’re now 6-1 on the road. Jonathan Taylor’s game-saving run has the most impact in this game. It helped the Colts overcome a 20-0 deficit and ended a seven-game losing streak to the Pats.
The Patriots began the game atop the AFC playoff race. They couldn’t overcome a 20-0 deficit despite Taylor’s game-saving effort. Taylor’s game-saving runs made it possible for the Pats to make uncharacteristic errors. The game was full of drama, shouting matches and physical play. Kyle Dugger, a Patriots receiver, was ejected after an unsportsmanlike behavior.
Andrew Luck finished with 17 rushing yards and 58 yards in the fourth quarter. The defense is great because it has three levels of playmakers. DeForest Buckner was the playmaker in the Colts defense. DeForest Buckner was the playmaker in the Colts’ defense against the run all night, even though he completed only three of his passes. Wentz didn’t throw the ball very often and Frank Reich dialed up his pass plays rarely.
If the Cardinals can keep Taylor under 100 yards rushing, the Indianapolis Colts may be in for a close game. Taylor’s game-saving run against the Lions last week made the game much closer than it appeared. If the Colts can stop Taylor, they can win and reach the playoffs. This is a game that the Cardinals will win. They’re hoping to force him to make another big play or the Colts to get the win.
The Colts lead 20-0 going into the fourth quarter. They call timeout after Wentz throws to Cox for a touchdown. The Patriots score a second-half touchdown the next drive. The Colts get a first-down in the Colts’ redzone in the fourth quarter. They get the ball back, and they start the drive. However, they are unable to convert the conversion attempt.
Taylor’s 100-yard run in eight out of the last 11 games
Jonathan Taylor’s first hundred-yard run since Week 3 against the Patriots has given the Indianapolis Colts a new lease on life. Taylor now runs for over 100 yards in eight of his 11 games, which is tied with Hall of Famer Lenny Moore as the longest streak in franchise history. Indianapolis has now scored at least one touchdown in 15 straight games.
New England Patriots: After dominating the Panthers and Bengals earlier this season, the Pats’ streak of first-half touchdowns is now at 99. Indy defeated New England for the first time since Week 4’s 31-17 win against Denver. The loss drops the Pats down to No. They’ll be facing the Browns next Sunday in AFC East at 2.
The Patriots offense was also without key players, including Damien Harris, top rusher, and Jahn Bentley, linebacker. They also were without top receiver Nelson Agholor, who left with a head injury during the third quarter. Kelly, who was activated on Tuesday from the reserve list, was listed as out for the third straight game with an injury to his knee. Darius Leonard, who was out of the lineup for the past two weeks, was unable to play due to a shoulder injury.
Taylor, the league’s top rusher with more than 1,200 yards, was a tough opponent for the Patriots’ defense. Jonathan Taylor is a strong running threat for the Colts. And their defense is bolstered by the addition of new tendencies and man coverage principles. These things should help the Colts to return to winning ways in January. Taylor’s 100-yard run in eight out of the last 11 games is a big boost.
Despite this setback, the Colts remain one of the top teams in the AFC and are poised to reach the Super Bowl. They are just four games away from clinching No. 1 seed in the AFC. Although Mike Vrabel is a great coach and has kept his team competitive, his quarterback has not performed well.
The Patriots dominated the Red Zone and scored points at crucial times. But their offense couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities. Despite a large lead, the Patriots struggled in the red zone. One of their quarterbacks attempted to hit Damien Harris for touchdown on an RPO. The Bills’ offensive line was shaky, too, and they had to pass the ball on many occasions.
The Patriots defense is getting more physical as they continue to transition to a 3-4 defense. The Colts’ rookie class, led by QB Mac Jones, is not an obvious best-in-class passer. Instead, he’s utilizing New England’s world-class internal teaching and mastery of the game.
New England was able to overcome a streak of 99 consecutive games without scoring in the first period thanks to Taylor’s game-saving efforts.
After trailing by two scores in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots finally broke the streak. They became the first Super Bowl team to score 14 points during the first half. But the Patriots couldn’t get past a two-touchdown deficit in the second half and lost the game. New England was able to overcome a streak of 99 consecutive games without scoring in the first period thanks to Taylor’s game-saving effort.
The Dolphins’ Wildcat offense was a throwback to the old days of football, when players wore leather helmets and played center. This strategy worked well against Patriots. Ronnie Brown ran for four touchdowns and passed another. Although Miami lost the next two games to the Baltimore Ravens, and the Houston Texans, they were happy with their 1-15 season.
The Bills had some opportunities to score in the second half. In the first quarter, Josh Allen threw a touchdown to Gabriel Davis. Then he failed to convert on a fourth-down play from the New England 18. Josh Allen’s third-down pass to Dawson Knox was broken up. The Bills had many chances in the fourth quarter but failed to capitalize.
The Patriots made their ninth Super Bowl appearance despite the loss to the Giants. The team had two head coaches at the time, Bill Belichick and Eli Manning. They would have been 7-0 in the championship games if Manning had won Super Bowl. But the Giants forced New England to settle for a 5-2 record.
The Patriots’ offense scored one touchdown in the first half, but their defense was able to keep the game under control. The defense forced the Packers to punt the ball to their own 34-yard line and kept New England from moving past their own 32-yard line. Then, Bledsoe completed a 44-yard pass to Terry Glenn, advancing to Green Bay’s 4-yard line. New England took a 14-10 lead after Ben Coates’ touchdown reception. In the first quarter, both teams scored 24 points.