Alan Pardew's men have now won only one of their last six league fixtures, and although they have lost just two, they have slipped off the pace as they attempt to repeat last season's top-five finish.
But they at least have another chance to start the ball rolling when Swansea head for Tyneside on Saturday, and it is one Taylor knows they must take.
He said: "Absolutely, and I think we can do. We have to take positives out of Sunday's game, move on to next week and put in a good performance for ourselves and the fans.
"The main thing is that we get the three points that we want. But Swansea are a very, very good team, so we are going to have to be patient."