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Derrick Henry joined elite company yesterday

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It dawned on me last year that we are most likely watching a Hall of Fame running back in Derrick Henry. He’s probably already done enough, but his ticket is punched for sure if he wins a third straight rushing title this year. He is back in the lead after yesterday’s performance.

Here is another amazing stat on Henry from Jim Wyatt:

That’s pretty elite company right there. There’s a pretty good chance that he could get to Jim Brown’s record this season. He does have four games against the Texans and Jaguars.

It can be really frustrating watching them run over and over and over on first down, but we saw yesterday that it can be effective. The thing that makes Henry so different is that he can hit the home run at any point. We saw it yesterday with the 60-yard touchdown run.

Speaking of long touchdown runs, here is another amazing stat from Wyatt: