The Indianapolis Colts move to 6-5 after routing the Buffalo Bills, 41-15. While the defense held the potent Buffalo offense to less than 20 points, the story of the day is obviously Jonathan Taylor’s efficiency. He had not one, not two, not three… but five touchdowns on the day.
The game started with a methodical 65-yard-drive by Indianapolis that ended with Jonathan Taylor’s first touchdown of the game. They never looked back. After forcing an interception on the Bills’ first drive, Jonathan Taylor caught a 23-yard-pass from Carson Wentz to take a 14-0 lead and silenced all of Bills Mafia. Indianapolis largely dominated the first-half and headed into halftime with a 24-7 lead.
The Colts had struggled in the second half of games all season long. From the blowup in Baltimore to last week’s near debacle against the Jaguars. But there was no panic today. The Colts’ defense forced two more turnovers in the second half and held the Bills to only eight points in the second-half. On the flip side, the Colts’ offense continued to roll behind Jonathan Taylor as he scored two more touchdowns to end his day with five, a franchise record.
Wentz cannot be left out. He was not called on much, but he managed the game well, avoided turnovers, and kept the ball moving. He had a crucial escape from the pocket for an 18-yard scamper and a first down.
He also had key third-down throws to T.Y. Hilton and Michael Pittman Jr. throughout the game, both under immense pressure. It wasn’t the most impressive performance of the season by Wentz, but it worked and should be the blueprint for the Colts’ offense moving forward.
The Indianapolis Colts head to 6-5 and move into prime playoff position. The schedule continues to get tougher as they face Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday.