Beating the Jaguars may have been the start of a hot streak for the Colts.
Let’s make things clear, the Jaguars aren’t a powerhouse and the Colts gave up a comfortable lead in Week 10 but still won. In Week 11, they proved it wasn’t a fluke, beating the Buffalo Bills.
Running back Jonathan Taylor stole the spotlight, racking up 32 carries for 185 yards and four touchdowns, showing in the process running backs still have value in the NFL. The 2020 second-round pick had a pretty good rookie campaign and is making a case to earn an All-Pro designation this season. In 11 games, he’s tallied 193 yards for 1,122 yards and 13 touchdowns. Although his name doesn’t popped up often when talking about the top running backs, his outstanding Week 11 performance may change things.
As great as Taylor, Indy’s defense also did its part, snagging three interceptions. Quarterback Carson Wentz went 11-of-20 for 106 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. On a day in which the running game dominated and the defense was at the top of its game, that was more than enough.
Next on the Colts’ schedule are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If they manage to beat them, which is feasible, you will be hearing about Indianapolis as a dark horse candidate to make noise in the playoffs. The Bucs have lost two of their last three games and their only win came against a faltering New York Giants team.