Jonathan Taylor’s big game sends Colts back into playoffs for 1st time since 2018

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In a must-win game to return to the AFC playoffs, Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had his coming out party during his already-stellar rookie campaign.

Taylor piled up a career-high 253 rushing yards — a Colts franchise record — to go with two touchdowns in a 28-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. Taylor had a game-clinching 45-yard score with 3:35 to go in the game to seal the deal for the Colts.

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Taylor, who had 30 carries in the game, joined former Colts running back Edgerrin James as the only players in franchise history to run for 200 yards or more in a game. Back in October 2000, James set the team record with 219 yards in a game against the Seattle Seahawks. James also had 204 rushing yards in a game against the Chicago Bears in November of 2004.

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The Colts (11-5) will participate in the postseason for the first time since 2018, when now-retired quarterback Andrew Luck was still under center for the team. Indianapolis, the No. 7 seed in the AFC, will take on the second-seeded Bills in Buffalo.

Jacksonville (1-15), on the other hand, will have the No. 1 overall draft pick in April after it lost its final 15 games. The Jaguars are expected to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the pick.



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