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Jonathan Taylor has been incredible for the Indianapolis Colts this season. Not only is he one of the best running backs in the league, but he’s arguably one of the best overall players in the league.

Having now scored a rushing touchdown in 11-straight contests, Taylor finds himself not just the toast of the NFL in 2021, but also in some rarified historical air.

Jonathan Taylor was elite for Indianapolis Colts against New England

Taylor is undoubtedly an MVP candidate and if you doubt that, watch the Colts’ 27-17 win over the New England Patriots from Saturday.

The numbers alone speak for themselves. He rushed the football 29 times and came away with 170 dynamic yards and a touchdown. What the numbers don’t tell you is just how impressive his touchdown run was, though, and how much it meant to Indianapolis in the waning moments of the game.

The Colts were up just 20-17 after New England scored a touchdown to pull within three with 2:21 to go. They got the ball back on their own 31-yard line. The Pats did have a timeout and two-minute warning at their disposal, but they burnt the timeout on Indy’s first play setting the Colts up with a 2nd-and-8 from the 33. Bill Belichick, of course, played the timeout game perfectly and had an opportunity to force a third-down run and get the ball back down just three after the two-minute timeout, but he never got the chance.

Indianapolis handed Taylor the football, and he lowered his shoulder, “got skinny” through the gap, exploded into the defensive backfield, and took it to the house for a 67-yard touchdown run with 2:01 left to act as the dagger in New England’s back.

According to Next Gen Stats, Taylor got up to 22.13 miles per hour on the run, the fastest speed a ball carrier has reached in 2021.

It took him 10-seconds to go 67 yards.

Taylor finds himself amongst historic company

Every Heisman or MVP season has a “moment,” and that rush against New England very well could have been Taylor’s. It also put him into some rarefied air amongst some of the very best to rush the football in NFL history.

His touchdown against the Patriots marked the 11th-straight game that has seen him notch a touchdown run, tying him with Emmitt Smith and Priest Holmes on a very exclusive list. Taylor is quickly approaching John Riggins, who scored a rushing touchdown in 12 consecutive games in 1983, and LaDainian Tomlinson, who accomplished the same feat in 2004.

That’s impressive enough but consider the fact that Taylor has 17 touchdown runs in this 11 games stretch. That includes eight 100-plus yard performances, four multi-touchdown games, and a win over the Bills that saw him rush for 185 yards and four touchdowns while also snagging a touchdown through the air.

He’s been incredible.

Can Taylor win the NFL’s MVP award?

Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts rushes for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots | Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Taylor is, without a doubt, in the MVP conversation, but just how realistic would it be for him to win it?

Quarterbacks primarily win because even though it’s supposed to go to the most valuable player in the league, it ends up largely being a stat-based award.

The last running back to actually win the MVP was Adrian Peterson in 2012. That season saw him rush 348 times for 2,097 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. He averaged an incredible 131.1 rushing yards per game. Taylor hasn’t yet reached AP levels of superstardom, but he’s just as crucial to his team’s success as Peterson was to the Vikings that season. Taylor has now rushed 270 times for 1,518 yards and 17 touchdowns. He’s averaged 108.4 yards per game.

Taylor will have to contend with Tom Brady (4,134 yards, 36 touchdowns, 10 interceptions) and Aaron Rodgers (3,219 yards, 27 touchdowns, four interceptions, three rushing touchdowns) at the top of the MVP rankings. Still, he’s without a doubt worthy enough to be mentioned among two players who have six MVP awards between them.

“What he’s doing now in the NFL, there’s absolutely no question that he’s the MVP,” Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said after the win over the Patriots.

Taylor may not win the MVP, but he’s certainly deserving.

Stats courtesy of ESPN and Pro Football Reference. Contract information via Spotrac.

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Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions



A spokesperson for Taylor Swift has responded to a report that named the singer as the celebrity with the worst private jet CO2 emissions. 

Yesterday, a report released by Yard claimed the American singer was the biggest CO2 polluter of the year so far, having flown in her private jet 170 times since January and totalling 8,294.54 tonnes of CO2.

However, Swift’s spokesperson told Buzzfeed News the statistics are inaccurate.

For context, the report claims the average person produces just seven tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

Taylor Swift speaks onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Swift’s representative said only some of the 170 flights can be attributed to the singer: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”

Regardless, it is clear Swift’s jet is racking up significant amounts of carbon emissions due to its inefficient use.

According to the Yard report, her average flight time is just 80 minutes, and her jet’s shortest recorded flight flew between Missouri and Nashville for just 36 minutes.

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Other significant celebrity polluters include boxer and domestic violence perpetrator Floyd Mayweather, whose shortest flight was just 10 minutes long but emitted one ton of carbon; Kim Kardashian, who has emitted 609 times more carbon than the average person; and director Steven Spielberg, who took an 18-minute flight between Rotterdam and Amsterdam – a route which, when taken by train, takes only an hour. 

The subject of celebrity carbon emissions has blown up ever since Kylie Jenner shared an out-of-touch photo of her and partner Travis Scott posing in front of their private jets with the caption, “you wanna take mine or yours?”

In the midst of the backlash, many began diving deeper into Jenner’s private jet use by examining the Celebrity Jets Twitter account, which records celebrity private jet trips.

Many were horrified she was regularly taking flights as short as 12 minutes and reprimanded her for “her absolute disregard for the planet”.

Many found it hypocritical that ordinary people were being asked by big companies to reduce their car trips and use paper straws when celebrities are constantly leaving huge carbon footprints with frivolous trips in their private jets.

Despite the wave of criticism, celebrities have continued to take private flights between short distances. 


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Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!



Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with 'Fuller House' Co-Stars in Attendance!

Jodie Sweetin is married!

The 40-year-old actress, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, married social worker Mescal Wasilewski on Saturday (July 30) at a private home in Malibu, Calif. after five years together.

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Jodie and Mescal wed in an intimate backyard ceremony that included her two daughters – Zoie, 14, and Beatrix, 11 – and her Fuller House co-stars including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber.

“I know I have the right partner for the rest of whatever life brings me,” Jodie shared with People. “And I couldn’t be more grateful.”

Jodie and Mescal were first introduced through friends in 2017 and dated long-distanced before Mescal moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2020. They got engaged in January 2022.

This is the fourth marriage for Jodie – she was first married to Shaun Holguin from 2002 to 2006, to Cody Herpin from 2007 until 2010, and to Morty Coyle from 2012 to 2016. She shares Zoie with Cody and Beatrix with Morty.

Congrats to the newlyweds!


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How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season




All of a sudden, the fall movie season looks very busy. This week brought two big festival announcements loaded with major films to come: First came Venice, with a lineup that includes everything from Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” to “Bardo”; it was followed by TIFF, where Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” will premiere alongside Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light” and Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” among many others. Meanwhile, Telluride continues to shroud its selections in secret, but the latest lineups help us get a sense of what to expect there as well.

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through both lineups to get a sense for which films could impact the coming awards season and why it’s almost certain to be an unpredictable ride. They also address the return of competitiveness between festivals that seemed to subside earlier in the pandemic, and touch on the recent changes to the Oscar submission rules in France.

Watch the full episode above or listen it below. 

Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. 


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