Titans RB Derrick Henry is first player in Super Bowl era with 200+ yards and 4 TD’s on 20 or fewer carries
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has become the first NFL player in the Super Bowl era to rush for over 200-plus yards and four touchdowns while having less than 20 carries.
Henry exploded for a monster performance in Thursday night’s 30-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, with the former Heisman Trophy winner racking up a franchise record 238 yards on the ground.
He also posted a 99-yard rushing touchdown, which marked just the second time in NFL history that a player had a rush of that length.
But Henry’s phenomenal night came in such an efficient manner that it may be hard for anyone to top it anytime soon, with the NFL Research department showcasing his incredible feat.
No player in the Super Bowl era has rushed for 200+ yards and 4+ TD on 20 or fewer carries…
…Derrick Henry has done both…
…on 13 carries.#TitanUp
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 7, 2018
In what has been a somewhat disappointing season for Henry, this was undoubtedly a massive boost of confidence for both him and the Titans.
Some fans wanted to see more of Henry in the offensive attack, as he entered the game with less than 500 yards on the ground and only five touchdowns on the year.
However, in just one game, he showcased why the Tennessee coaching staff may need to use him more moving forward.
The Titans will return to the field in Week 15 when they head to New York for a showdown with the Giants.
If Henry can even come close to matching his output from this week, it should give the Titans a chance to keep their playoff hopes in good shape.