The Titans defense dominated the Kansas City Chiefs throughout Sunday’s Week 7 battle. Therefore, Derrick Henry wasn’t called upon to take over late in the game. He rushed for 86 yards on 29 carries and added 16 yards on two catches. A modest stat line for the MVP candidate. Much of his work in the second half was simply to run the clock out with a big lead.
Although, Henry even threw a touchdown to MyCole Pruitt to open the scoring.
DERRICK HENRY THROWS A TD 🔥
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 24, 2021
Regardless, he remains on pace to break a plethora of rushing records in 2021.
- Most carries in a season (464)
- Most rush yards in a season (2110)
- T-5th most rushing touchdowns in a season (24)
- First RB to follow up 2,000 yard rushing season with 1,500 yard rushing season
- First RB to have back-to-back 2,000 yard seasons
- First RB to lead NFL in rushing 3 straight years since Emmitt Smith
- 4th RB in NFL history to lead NFL in rushing 3 straight years (Jim Brown, Earl Campbell, Emmitt Smith)
“I still don’t know if he’s human or not.”
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) October 24, 2021
The Titans star RB took a step back on his pace for yards and touchdowns. On the other hand, he ticked up his pace for carries in a single season after it was at 459 after last week.
Eric Dickerson is the single-season rushing leader for yardage at 2,105. Henry’s projection is flirting with that number mightily, and it remains close. The extra game could make all the difference for him.
Henry will look to continue his dominance in Indianapolis against the Colts next week.
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