The Tennessee Titans can certainly make a case as the best rushing team in the history of the NFL, as the AFC South franchise has employed some of the best to ever do it out of the backfield. With running back Derrick Henry joining some elite company on Sunday afternoon against the rival Houston Texans, former superstar running back Chris Johnson was quick to congratulate “King Henry” as he surpassed the 2,000-yard rushing mark in Week 17.
With Johnson previously serving as one of just seven players in NFL history to accomplish such feat, Henry became the eighth player to surpass the landmark feat in a single campaign. The two also made the Titans the only NFL franchise to produce not one but two 2,000-yard rushers.
Henry and his 2,027 yards also put him ahead of Johnson for the franchise's single-season rushing record, with “CJ2K” tallying 2,006 yards back in 2009-10.
— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) January 3, 2021
On Sunday afternoon against the Texans, Derrick Henry carried the football a whopping 34 times for an even 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Adding to the historic nature of this AFC South clash, Henry helped secure the Titans' first division title since 2008-09. Tennessee has now officially finished the 2020-21 regular season with an impressive 11-5 record, which pairs them up against the always dangerous Baltimore Ravens in the wild card round.
The Titans not only defeated the Ravens in the divisional round of the playoffs just a season ago, but they also beat them in overtime earlier in 2020-21.