The Colts and Vikings, meanwhile, have shown how misleading the first few weeks of the season can be. After starting a combined 2-6, they’ve surged back into the playoff race. Indianapolis is getting it done behind running back Jonathan Taylor, who took the NFL lead in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns with a 185-yard, five-touchdown performance in a 41-15 rout of the Bills. Minnesota is riding the hot hand of Kirk Cousins, who threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Packers. Say what you want about Cousins’ ability to make a Super Bowl run, but he surpassed Aaron Rodgers for the second most games with 300 or more passing yards and three or more touchdown passes in a quarterback’s first 10 seasons. If he and Taylor continue to play at this level, the Colts and Vikings are going to be tough to beat in the playoffs.