WATCH: Indianapolis Colts’ Jonathan Taylor Breaks Derrick Henry’s Record in Ridiculous Fashion

Published 11/05/2021, 3:48 AM EDT
Nov 4, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs for a touchdown in the second half against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


The Indianapolis Colts unleashed their running back beast Jonathan Taylor Thursday during their week 9 clash against the New York Jets. His runs were so efficacious that he even surpassed the Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry for the longest touchdown run of the season.

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Henry’s record for the longest touchdown run of the season of 76 yards was broken by Taylor’s phenomenal 78 yards touchdown run against the Jets. Taylor gave the Jets a nightmare with his record-breaking run by increasing the enormous lead of the Colts to 41-10.

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Jonathan Taylor breaks Derrick Henry’s record

Jonathan Taylor was looking in incredible shape on Thursday as he finished the game with 19 carries covering 172 yards recording 9.1 yards per carry and two touchdowns. Along with making a beast move in the third quarter of the game, breaking Henry’s record of the season and setting the bar a little higher to 78 yards.

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However, with the likes of incredible running backs in the league right now, like Alvin Kamara, Nick Chubb and Aaron Jones, to name a few, the bar can be set a little higher. However, until then, the name Jonathan Taylor claims the throne of the longest touchdown run of the season.

Can Indianapolis Colts dominate the division?

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As the Colts seal a 4-5 run so far this season, they currently secure the second place at the AFC South division just a place below the 6-2 Titans. Although with Titans losing their star RB, Derrick Henry for about eight weeks to a foot injury, their four-game winning streak seems to be threatened by the Rams and the Saints as their next two fixtures.

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And with that it is time for the Colts to take advantage of the situation to step up in the division to claim the No. 1 spot. The Colts have huge expectations from their rookie running back Jonathan Taylor. Let’s see if he stands up to them just like he did against the Jets.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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