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Colts-Bills game blog: Indianapolis gets historic performance from Jonathan Taylor, Colts win 41-15

After starting the season 0-3, the Colts climbed to 6-5 Sunday with stunning performance at Buffalo.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Indianapolis Colts won for the fifth time in six games to improve their record to 6-5 with a huge win in Buffalo.

Jonathan Taylor set a franchise record by scoring five touchdowns in the Colts' 41-15 rout of the unraveling Buffalo Bills. 

Taylor scored three times in the first half, including a 23-yard catch. He became the NFL's first player with five TDs in one game since Alvin Kamara ran for six last season. 

The Bills dropped to 6-4 and ceded their lead atop the AFC East, falling a half-game behind New England.

Taylor took over the NFL lead in both yards rushing and touchdowns.

Follow along with the live game blog below:

4:00 p.m. - End of game. Colts stun Bills at Buffalo, 41-15.

3:50 p.m. - Yet another turnover: Franklin picks off Trubisky. Colts take over at the BUF 42.

3:48 p.m. - With about six minutes left in the game, Trubisky takes over at QB for Buffalo.

3:43 p.m. - Badgley's 35-yard FG extends Indy's lead. Colts 41, Bills 15.

3:33 p.m. - Diggs gets his second TD pass of the game. Two-point conversion is good. Colts 38, Bills 15.

3:24 p.m. - End of Q3: Colts 38, Bills 7.

3:20 p.m. - That's five JT touchdowns! Taylor scores on a short run. Extra point is good. Colts 38, Bills 7.

3:15 p.m. - Another Bills turnover: Kenny Moore gets an interception. Colts take over at the BUF 24.

3:09 p.m. - Taylor scores on a 10-yard run. Extra point is good. Colts 31, Bills 7

3:08 p.m. - Taylor picks up 40 yards on the run to the BUF 10.

3:05 p.m. - Colts G Quenton Nelson apparently hurt on play. He walked of the field but he's on the sidelines.

3:00 p.m. - Buffalo misses on another FG attempt, this one from 49 yards. Colts 24, Bills 7.

2:52 p.m. - A holding call contributes to a stall in the IND drive. The Colts punt for the first time today. Bills take over on the BUF 9.

2:42 p.m. - On  third down, TY Hilton takes a Wentz pass 18 yards for a first down. An unnecessary roughness penalty gives Indy 15 more yards to take them inside the IND 40.

2:41 p.m. - The Colts first penalty comes on a delay of game.

2:39 p.m. - A stout Colts defense holds Buffalo to a 3-and-out in the second half's first possession.

2:37 p.m. - The Buffalo offense is on the field to start Q3.

2:22 p.m. - The first half ends with a missed 57-yard Buffalo FG attempt.  Colts 24, Buffalo 7. 

2:06 p.m. - A 2-yard run gives Taylor his third touchdown of the game. Extra point is good. Colts 24, Bills 7.

2:05 p.m. - McKenzie fumble, Carrie picks it up and carries it to the BUF 2.

2:05 p.m. - Indianapolis drives the ball to the Buffalo 17 but has to settle for a Badgley 36-yard FG. Colts 17, Buffalo 7.

2:00 p.m. - On third and 10, Wentz somehow escapes a sack attempt and runs for a first down to the Buffalo 30.

1:52 p.m. - Two defensive penalties: Roughing the passer (enforced) and pass interference (declined) on third and 8 allows a Colts offensive possession to continue.

1:46 p.m. - A 12-play Buffalo drive culminates in an Allen to Diggs 6-yard touchdown. Extra point is good. Colts 14, Bills 7.

1:36 p.m. - Great start.

1:34 p.m. - End of Q1: Colts 14, Bills 0.

1:28 p.m. - Taylor scores for the second time this game, a 23-yard run. Extra point is good. Colts lead 14-0.

1:21 p.m. - Odum picks off Allen to end Buffalo's opening drive. Colts take over at the IND 43. The Colts now have a takeaway in every game this season.

1:12 p.m.  - Textbook.

1:11 p.m. - Hilton, Hines and Taylor all contribute to an impressive 10-play opening drive, and Taylor scores on a 3 yard run. Extra point is good. Colts lead, 7-0. 

1:03 p.m. - Colts start the game on offense.

12:50 p.m. - Preparation.

12:22 p.m. - Colts: "It's that time again."

11:30 a.m. - Colts inactive players for today's game include RB Marlon Mack and OL Will Fries. Darius Leonard is active and expected to play.

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