On Sunday, the Titans erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter, topping the Seahawks in a thrilling 33–30 overtime victory at Lumen Field.
Derrick Henry, who led the NFL in rushing the last two seasons, put the team on his back, scoring all three of his touchdowns in the second half, including a 60-yard scamper that brought the Titans within seven less than three minutes into the final frame.
"For me, it’s all about the team, just going out there and just being ready on each and every play for those guys, going to work with them [on] each and every play," the Titans running back said. "And it feels good [to] just come out of this game with a win, with a team win. Just the way we went out there and being relentless, and, you know, [we] didn’t stop — just kept going kept playing for one another."
Henry finished the day with 35 carries and 182 rushing yards, which was a welcome sign to any fantasy owners worried about his production after rushing for only 58 yards in Week 1 against Arizona.
The former Heisman winner appeared to have tied the game with 34 seconds remaining in regulation — pending the PAT — but the official’s review determined that Henry never broke the plane before being marked down. However, Henry punched it into the endzone on the very next play for his third and final touchdown on the day.
"I mean, I control what I can control, right? So whatever they read it, they said it wasn’t a touchdown, so my mindset and mentality is just get to next play," Henry said of the overturned touchdown. "We just got to go out there and play ball."
Of course, the story leading into the contest was Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan, who suffered a knee injury during pregame warm-ups and was ruled inactive for the game. Ty Sambrailo replaced the former Michigan Wolverine.
"It’s always tough not having one of your veterans, your leaders on your team, and, you know, the energy he brings to this team," Henry said of Lewan’s absence. "We all feed off of it, so [I] just can’t wait to get him back out there as Ty [Sambrailo] did a great job. It’s always the next man up."
The Titans will host the Colts at Nissan Stadium next Sunday.