Jonathan Taylor breaks Colts record with five TDs vs. Bills
Jonathan Taylor scores one his five touchdowns on Sunday. Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jonathan Taylor breaks Colts record with five touchdowns vs. Bills

The Buffalo Bills had no answer for Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, who made a strong push toward becoming the NFL MVP with five touchdowns in Week 11.

Taylor, 22, entered the game in a tie with Derrick Henry for the league lead in rushing yards, but pulled way ahead with 185 rushing yards against the Bills. He also leads the NFL in touchdowns after scoring four rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.

The 2020 second-round pick wasted no time becoming a productive player for the Colts, finishing his rookie season with 1,169 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Through 11 games in 2021, Taylor has already eclipsed his touchdown total with 13 and is just 47 yards behind his 2020 total.

Only three players in NFL history -- Alvin Kamara, Gale Sayers and Dub Jones -- have ever scored six touchdowns in a single game. Taylor is now one of 13 to finish a game with five.

For fantasy football team owners who have Taylor on their roster, his performance was one of the best ever. Only 10 running backs have ever had a more valuable fantasy football day.

Adam Stites is a Southern California native who lives in a new state every three months. He’s perennially disappointed by both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona State Sun Devils. His dog is named Ramsey after the best cornerback in the NFL. You can follow him on Twitter at @AdamStites_.

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