No surprise: Colts’ Jonathan Taylor ranked top running back in league


According to Maurice Jones-Drew of NFL.com, Indianapolis Colts to recover Jonathan taylor ranked as the best running back in the league in his “RB Index, week 15”:

Rank 1.

Jonathan taylor

Indianapolis Colts Year 2

Statistics 2021: 13 games | 241 att | 1,348 rushing yards | 5.6 ypc | 16 advanced TD | 36 rec. | 336 yds of recovery | 2 rec TD | 4 breakaways

Taylor could put a huge imprint on his MVP candidacy with a big outing against the Patriots from Bill Belichick. Belichick is 18-2 as the Patriots HC against running backs with more than 1,000 rushing yards going into the game, according to NFL Research. One thing that goes along with Taylor is the fact that the Patriots’ defense ranks last in the league in Next Gen Stats rush yards relative to expectations (+229), while Taylor leads all carriers. more ball in most yards on the ground compared to expectations with +360. It’s a must-see TV.

Taylor’s current numbers are supernatural, as he ran for a total of 1,348 rushing yards (1st) on 241 carries (2nd) for an average of 5.6 yards per carry (5th) and 16 rushing yards (1st ) during the 13 departures.

He faces a tough challenge on Saturday night against the New England Patriots head coach Bill belichick and his incredibly well-trained solid defense:

On defense, Belichick will undoubtedly be looking to “take away” what the Colts do best offensively, and that’s running the ball with Taylor in what has been an elite ground game lately:

However, at this point the Colts have to let Jonathan Taylor dictate the attacking game plan, not the opposing team’s defense, as he’s hands down their best offensive playmaker, and that’s great nonetheless. Give their elite workhorse some touches.

This is the classic question of who wins, the unstoppable force or the stationary object?

We’ll find out soon enough from Saturday night’s football in a critical clash for the Colts against their longtime nemesis from the Northeast.


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