The Titans moved to a perfect 5-0 after yesterday’s thrilling win over the Texans. It was an absolute rollercoaster of a game that had my blood pressure piping through the roof for far too long.
There are plenty of stats to discuss from this offensive explosion, but this one may ultimately take the cake:
With 212 rushing yards in the @Titans OT victory today, RB Derrick Henry (@KingHenry_2) becomes the first player in @NFL history to record a game with 200+ rushing yards in three consecutive seasons. pic.twitter.com/LBhKg0AbTh— NFL345 (@NFL345) October 18, 2020
That fun fact is a testament to Derrick Henry’s uncanny ability to explode for massive games with an odd but exciting level of consistency. His 94-yard touchdown of course helped, but it wasn’t like that was Henry’s only good run of the day. He routinely found room to run behind what was some impressive blocking up front by the offensive line.
It was actually a career day for Henry who exploded for 262 all-purpose yards. We thought Henry may finally break out in this one after a tough few weeks, but this was a performance that exceeded even our wildest dreams. We’re used to Henry embarrassing the Jaguars, but he did an all-timer on a terrible Texans defense. Henry did most of his damage on the ground of course, but he even caught a 53-yard pass up the sideline in overtime that helped set up his game-winning touchdown, a 5-yard run out of the wildcat formation.
Henry will look to carry that momentum into a must-watch Week 7 showdown with the fellow undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.