The Indianapolis Colts had a massive win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 11 thanks to some huge performances.
The Indianapolis Colts entered Week 11 at 5-5 and many predicted that they would lose to the dominant Buffalo Bills. However, it was the Colts who were dominant on Sunday, beating the Bills by a score of 41-15.
Indianapolis jumped out to an early lead and dominated this game from start to finish. They couldn’t be stopped offensively and the defense did what they always do: force turnovers.
Indianapolis is now above .500 for the first time this season at 6-5, and their playoff hopes are right in front of them. With such a dominant team performance like the one on Sunday, there were plenty of people responsible, but some really had their handprints all over this game. Let’s take a look at the three people who helped save the Colts’ season in the win over Buffalo:
3. Colts head coach Frank Reich
Frank Reich wasn’t between the lines on Sunday, but he had a huge influence on what transpired within them. Specifically, his offensive game plan proved to be the key to victory.
That game plan was none other than Jonathan Taylor. While it’s clear that Taylor is special, and has been all season, he has never carried the load for Indianapolis like he did today. The reason he didn’t is because Reich never asked him to.
Prior to last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Taylor didn’t have over 20 touches in a single game this season. This left many Colts fans begging for Taylor to be fed more.
Today, he was, and everyone got to see what he can do with a full plate. His 35 touches propelled Indianapolis to a dominant upset victory. It all started with Reich committing to the run.