This insane stat further proves how great Jonathan Taylor is

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor continues to produce bizarre stats.

The Indianapolis Colts are currently on their bye week, but when they return, they will have a chance to improve on their 7-6 record and play themselves into the playoffs.

One of the biggest reasons they are in this position is because of running back Jonathan Taylor. Taylor has emerged as the best running back in the NFL and has frequently been discussed as an MVP candidate.

In Indianapolis’ first 13 games, Taylor has 241 carries for 1,348 yards and 16 touchdowns, along with 36 receptions for 336 more yards and two receiving touchdowns. He’s running away with the rushing title and will have the opportunity to further build his MVP case in the Colts’ final four games.

As impressive as that all is, there are plenty more stats that really capture how special Taylor has been this season. One stat that is insane is that Taylor, by himself, has scored the same amount of touchdowns this season as an entire NFC team’s offense.

Jonathan Taylor has as many touchdowns as the Giants offense

In fairness to the New York Giants, Taylor has played one more game.

Actually, that doesn’t really matter, it’s still sad for them and impressive for Taylor.

If it makes the Giants and their fans feel any better, the team does have one more total touchdown than Taylor, thanks to a pick-six. However, the same can’t be said for the Houston Texans.

The Texans have exactly 18 total touchdowns through 12 games, the same amount as Taylor. That speaks to how prolific Taylor has been this season and how down-bad Houston and New York are.

While Taylor will be focused on getting the Colts to the playoffs, the Texans and Giants will soon be thinking about Top-10 draft prospects. Amid those vastly different focuses will be a race that may come down to the final week of the season. A race to see if one man can score more touchdowns in a season than two franchises.