History On The Line Sunday In Indianapolis

November 25th, 2021

Lots of people say Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is the best running back in the NFL. And he has one incredible NFL record to back it up.

Taylor has 100 or more yards from scrimmage and a rushing touchdown in eight consecutive games. That ties the longest streak in NFL history.

Joe would have thought one of the legendary running backs would have had more, but that’s just not the case. Taylor can set a new record on Sunday against the Bucs.

And that brings Joe to the Tampa Bay run defense, which legitimately was the among the very best in history through the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Seriously, research the data. The Bucs run defense was the best of the modern era, leading the NFL in every major run defense category through those two seasons.

This year the run defense has shown cracks but it’s still outstanding, allowing the second-fewest yards per carry at 3.8, up from 3.6 last year. New Orleans currently leads the league at 3.4 yards allowed per carry.

So Sunday will be a true clash of greatness, perhaps the hottest running back in history against an historic run defense.

Joe is unsure of how it will play out, though Joe has visions of Jordan Whitehead hammering a fumble out of Taylor.

13 Responses to “History On The Line Sunday In Indianapolis”

  1. Austin Says:

    Just peeped the Defensive depth chart for indy, our passing attack should have an absolute field day. Even if Taylor went off, idk if they could keep up with us

  2. Austin Says:

    We need to put Vea directly over Nelson all game and negate their best run blocker

  3. Steven007 Says:

    Taylor had a major fumbling problem coming out of college, it’s one of the reasons he dropped a bit in the draft. He seems to have cleaned it up for the most part but I’m sure there will be chances to pop that ball out. Sure tackling is a must on Sunday. And don’t sleep on the back up running back, Hines is not chopped liver. And he’s great on short passes out of the backfield.

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete noticed that Brady loved throwing in the middle of the field last game. I wonder if he keeps doing it (and if the Colts try to stop it) or if the Bucs gameplan differently. It’s a chess match

  5. ATLBuc Says:

    If Davis plays Bowles can release the hounds!!

  6. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    I think we’re going to shut him down and dominate the colts ! Watch out NFL we’re coming ! Back2Back

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our run defense has only been less this year because teams ran on us later in the game because the scores were close or we were behind……when we are expecting the run, we do better.

    We will miss Devin White if he doesn’t play and if he does, he won’t be 100 %.

  8. PSL Bob Says:

    A lot of pressure on our offense. The more time the offense spends on the field, the fewer snaps Taylor will get. We truly need our offense to be hitting on all cylinders this week.

  9. ClodHopper Says:

    I remember this kid having his way with the Hawkeyes in college. The Hawkeyes played the part of Zac Stacy’s girlfriend that day.

  10. Tye Says:

    It’s always concerning when you play a team that is heating up in the season…
    Their best attack is running and if the Bucs can game plan a way to keep the Colts RB from breaking out, it should go the Bucs way!

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    Tough game in Indy. Bucs need to be fired up and ready. I can assure you, them Colts will be.

  12. Indy Says:

    Colts are more than just Taylor, you’ll see all 3 phases and different level of play on Sunday. Congrats Tampa Bay on being World Champs, this will be a Fun game Sunday.

  13. Darin Says:

    We’ll see Indy. They didn’t show me much when they played Jax a couple weeks ago. Ya never know though whoever plays better will win