Derrick Henry Breaks 100 Rushing Yards for Third Straight Game
Tennessee Titans' star running back Derrick Henry rushes for over 100 yards for the third straight game to push the his team past the Indianapolis Colts 19-10 on Sunday afternoon, giving the Titans its fourth straight win of the season.
In his first three games of the season, Henry was held in check for the most part, tallying 82, 25, and 85 rushing yards respectively on 21, 13, and 20 rushing attempts.
It wasn't until Week 4 against the Colts that Henry broke the 100 yard barrier, rushing for 114 yards and one touchdown on 22 attempts. The Titans won the game 24-17. The last time Henry rushed for over 100 yards prior to the Week 4 matchup was Week 6 of last season against the Buffalo Bills, two weeks before breaking a bone in his foot and missing the rest of the regular season.
Henry followed up that performance with his best game of the season so far in Week 5 against the Washington Commanders, going for 102 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 28 attempts in a 21-17 win. The last time Henry rushed for multiple touchdowns in a game prior to the Week 5 matchup was also in that Week 6 game against the Bills last season.
Finally, on Sunday against the Colts again, Henry had his most rush yards and attempts in a game this season. recording 128 rushing yards on 30 attempts. With that win, the Titans improved to 4-2 on the season and 2-0 in the AFC South.
In 2019 and 2020, Henry's last two healthy seasons, he rushed for 1,540 yards and 2,027 yards respectively and won the NFL rushing title in both seasons. By the time he suffered his foot injury in 2021, Henry had already rushed for 937 yards, which was over 350 more yards than any other running back at the time. Currently, Henry has the fourth most rushing yards this season with 536 yards.
Henry and the Titans play on the road against their AFC South rivals, the Houston Texans, on Sunday, October 30, at 3:05 p.m. CT. The game will be aired on CBS in certain locations.
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