On Sunday, three individual players led their NFL team to victory.
For the first time this season, three different players have scored three or more touchdowns in the same week.
The most notable is Indianapolis running back Jonathan Taylor, who completed 5 touchdowns in the Colts’ 41-15 defeat of Buffalo-this is the number of touchdowns for any player this season. The most once. Taylor ran for 185 yards, made 4 touchdowns in 32 dribbles, and added 19 yards and points in the air.
On Sunday night, Los Angeles running back Austin Ekeler relied on his four touchdowns to push the Chargers to victory. In the Chargers’ 41-37 victory over Pittsburgh, Eckler completed a total of 115 yards, two rushing touchdowns and two catches. The only player in the NFL this season to score four touchdowns in a game is the Packers running back to Aaron Jones in Week 2.
This is not Eckler’s first major game of the season. In Week 5 of the Chargers’ victory over Cleveland, the running back had a total of 3 touchdowns.
In the end, Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts also had an important day, but not with his arm. The Hawks’ signal caller ran for 69 yards and 3 touchdowns, leading the Philadelphia team to a 40-29 victory over New Orleans.
Eight other players this season scored three points in a game: Titans running back Derek Henry (weeks 2, 5 and 6), Chiefs wide receiver Terik Hill (week 4), Falcons wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (Week 4), Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (Week 7) and Cardinals running back James Conner (Week 9).