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”:
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:
Most points scored per game since Week 7: Colts (32.1)
Fewer points allowed per game since week 7: Patriots (10.4)
Force upon force tonight at Indy.
– Yates field (@FieldYates) December 18, 2021
On defense, Belichick will undoubtedly be looking to âtake awayâ what the Colts do best offensively, and that’s running the ball with Taylor in what has been an elite ground game lately:
Carson Wentz on Belichick Trying To Take What You Do Best (Jonathan Taylor)
“(JT) is always as good as he can get at what he does and we trust our big boys up front.”
Colts will try to establish JT and get the game going. It’s no secret.
– Mike Chappell (@ mchappell51) December 14, 2021
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.