Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor gained more than 160 yards on the ground in Sunday’s season opener at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Former Wisconsin Badgers RB and Top 10 Heisman Trophy vote-getter Jonathan Taylor became somewhat of a “human highlight reel” this Sunday in Houston. The current Indianapolis Colts all-purpose back rushed for 161 yards on 31 attempts with one TD, according to stats published by ESPN.
Although Taylor established himself as a proposition bettor’s Week 1 “Dream Pick,” Matt Ryan and the Colts had to make a frantic comeback late in the 4th Quarter just to tie the game at the end of regulation. They then lost the opportunity for an outright victory when kicker Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 42-yard field goal wide-right that would have put the game away with 2:00 remaining in overtime.
The 20-20 Week 1 tie against Houston left many Colts fans in a sour disposition. Especially Indiana mobile sportsbook customers who wagered money on the Colts giving up close to a touchdown. Yet the team – including veteran QB Matt Ryan – showed great poise in the 4th Quarter comeback against their AFC South division rival.
As a general rule of thumb, NFL regular season ties typically serve as clear “tiebreakers” just before the postseason – turning other tie-breaking scenarios and formulas into a “moot point.” However, the new overtime period “length” reduction from 15 minutes to 10 minutes in all regular season games that occured in 2017 theoretically leads to more NFL tie ball games.
Somewhat ironically, the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans are also “tied” atop the AFC South division following Week 1 (by half a game) due to losses by the Titans to the Giants and the Jaguars to the Commanders.
AFC SOUTH DIVISION STANDING AFTER WEEK 1
Houston Texans 0-0-1 °°° Indianapolis Colts 0-0-1
Jacksonville Jaguars 0-1 °°° Tennessee Titans 0-1
With that said, inter-conference games normally carry a lower rank of importance when it comes to the playoff standings near the end of the regular season.
Bears Win During Week 1 Downpour In The “Windy City”
The San Francisco 49ers jumped out to an early lead at Soldier Field on Sunday but couldn’t hold on in the second half – eventually losing to the hometown Chicago Bears by a final score of 19-10.
The weather in Chicago on Sunday turned out to be just as big of a news story as the game itself. And by the time the 4th Quarter wound down, parts of the field more closely resembled a water park than a professional football playing surface.
The Bears will be out of town for Week 2 as they travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers Sunday night.
NFL Week 1 Betting On Broncos At Seahawks
Tonight’s “Monday Night Football” matchup between Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos against the quarterback’s former team at Lumen Field in Seattle is attracting a lot of real money action for Indiana mobile sportsbook apps.
DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana has Denver listed as a -6.5 point favorite, while the Over/Under line is coming in around 44 points according to VegasInsider odds.
Many NFL fans and sports bettors are very much looking forward to Russell Wilson’s official debut in a Denver Broncos uniform, and the majority of real money betting action is trending towards the Broncos.
Colts Travel To Jacksonville To Take On Jaguars This Sunday
Jonathan Taylor, “Matty Ice,” and the Indianapolis Colts will play their second road game of the season in Week 2 as they take on another AFC South division rival.
The Colts’ first home game of the 2022-23 NFL regular season will take place on September 25th against the Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Due to the 17-game NFL regular season, running back Jonathan Taylor would rush for over 2,700 yards (with 527 attempts) this season if he maintains his preliminary pace.
Although sports bettors aren’t expecting that to happen, the Jaguars will no doubt spend plenty of time looking at the film this coming week as they prepare for Indy at TIAA Bank Field.
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