Jonathan Taylor tried putting the Colts on his back
Much like last season, Jonathan Taylor tried putting Indianapolis on his back and running towards a victory. He almost did it, but Indy couldn’t pull things off, to no fault of Taylor. In his first action of the season, the Colts came to Taylor early and often and he delivered all throughout the game.
Taylor had 31 carries for 161 yards and one touchdown. He also was a factor in the passing game catching four passes for 14 yards. If there was any fear of regression for Taylor, he quickly showed that won’t be the case.
Unfortunately, Indianapolis was 9-1 last season when Taylor ran for at least 100 yards. While the Colts could have another similar record with big days from Taylor this season, they got things started off in the wrong direction.
Taylor did everything he possibly could to keep Indianapolis in the game. Even when the Texans were leading late, Indy still was confident in handing the ball off to Jonathan Taylor because they knew he would make something happen.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough happening around Taylor. Let’s transition to the players that struggled in Week 1 and will have to do more moving forward.