Buffalo Bills Had No Answer For Jonathan Taylor In 41-15 Loss To Indianapolis Colts

Buffalo Bills Had No Answer For Jonathan Taylor In 41-15 Loss To Indianapolis Colts

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Buffalo Bills Had No Answer For Jonathan Taylor In 41-15 Loss To Indianapolis Colts

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After a blowout win over the New York Jets the week before, the Buffalo Bills would look to continue that success in a home matchup at Highmark Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts. This would not be the case though, as the Bills defense had no answer for Jonathan Taylor and would lose 41-15. 

The Indianapolis Colts started the game off with the ball and led a methodical drive down the field with the Buffalo Bills defensive line allowing running back Jonathan Taylor to run all over them for 35-yards over six attempts and it resulted in Taylor scoring the first touchdown of the game. For the Buffalo Bills, their first drive of the game would end in Josh Allen being intercepted by Colts safety George Odum. This pick by Odum would lead to Carson Wentz throwing a 23-yard touchdown pass to Taylor. 

It would take an 11 play drive into the second quarter for the Bills to score their first touchdown of the day. The play was set up by a 20-yard strike to Gabriel Davis, then an 18-yard pass to Dawson Knox, and would end with a six-yard pass from Allen to Stefon Diggs. 

The Bills would get their first stop on defense forcing the Colts to punt for the first time with two minutes left in the first half, but a fumble on the punt return by Isaiah McKenzie led to the Colts recovering it and Jonathan Taylor turning that into his third touchdown of the day.

To start the third quarter the Bills would go three-and-out. The Colts first possession to start the second half would result in their first punt of the game. Yet the Bills couldn’t capitalize on their offensive drive leading to the Colts getting the ball back and the defense still had no answers for Taylor as he scored his fourth touchdown of the day. 

Late in the third quarter, as the Bills offense was trying to muster some sort of life, Allen would throw his second interception of the day. Just like the first one, it would turn into Taylor’s fifth touchdown of the day to further extend the Clots lead. In an attempt to add to the stat sheet the Bills would turn a 10-play drive into a touchdown with another 9-yard pass from Allen to Diggs but it would be a little too late.

Jonathan Taylor would finish the game rushing for 185 yards over 32 attempts and had four rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown. 

Josh Allen would finish the day completing 21/35 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns but also two interceptions. Outside of Matt Brieda who had 43 rushing yards, the run game was non-existent with only 12 rushing attempts and 83 total yards. 

The Buffalo Bills now fall to 6-4 and will have to prepare for a short week as they will head down to Louisiana to face the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving. The Indianapolis Colts on the other hand are now 6-5 and will look to get back to continue their success in a home matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

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