Derrick Henry Dominates Wild Card Weekend
Derrick Henry set a Tennessee Titans franchise playoff record for rushing yards with 182 in the 20-13 Wild Card victory over the New England Patriots. Henry was the first player to rush for over 100 yards against the Patriots since Marshawn Lynch accomplished the feat in Super Bowl XLIX. Henry’s previous playoff high was 156 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 playoffs.
On his 26th birthday Henry accounted for 73% of the Titans offensive output in Foxboro to defeat the defending Super Bowl Champions. The Crimson Tide standout continued his dominant season in the playoffs after leading the NFL in rushing yards in the regular season with 1,540 and finished tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns with 16. Henry has cleared the 100 yard rushing mark in six of his last seven outings.
Henry will look for another dominating performance against the league’s fifth overall rushing defense, the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens defense conceded 93 rushing yards per game in the 2019 regular season and 12 rushing touchdowns. A big performance and a win would go a long way in the Heisman Trophy winner's pursuit of a championship and a new contract at the end of the season. Keep it locked in with Tide 100.9fm, tide1009.com/listen-live and the TIDE APP for all your updates on the Alabama Crimson Tide.