Jonathan Taylor named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for second straight month

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Maybe they should name it the Jonathan Taylor Award.

For the second consecutive month, the Colts running back was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month. In November, Taylor had 88 carries for 556 yards and eight touchdowns, plus 15 receptions for 71 yards and a receiving touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) is tackled after a short gain by Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) is tackled after a short gain by Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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He led the league in scrimmage yards, total touchdowns, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and 100-yard rushing games (three).

The high point of his month came against the Buffalo Bills, when he scored a franchise-record five touchdowns (four rushing and one receiving).

Taylor has rushed for at least one touchdown in nine consecutive games. He is the first Colts player to earn multiple Offensive Player of the Month honors in one season.

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