Titans RB Derrick Henry ‘made no excuses’ prior to career rushing night vs. Jaguars
Henry set a franchise record with 238 rushing yards in the 30-9 victory over the Jaguars, which helped him put some lackluster performances this season in the rearview mirror.
He also tied an NFL record with a 99-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter, with the former Heisman Trophy winner becoming just the second player in league history to accomplish such a feat.
And when asked about overcoming some adversity this season, Henry didn’t hold back when discussing his no-excuses approach.
Here’s what Henry had to say in the postgame press conference in a video from ESPN’s Titans beat writer Turron Davenport:
Everybody has adversity in life, and I’ve had plenty of adversity in this sport. I try to look myself in the mirror and be a man about it, and just overcome it – just continue to work, just continue to get better. I made no excuses to myself.
Henry’s incredible performance gives the Titans plenty of momentum moving forward as they try to stay in the AFC playoff race.
Tennessee is now 7-6 on the season and will head to New York in Week 15 for an important game against the Giants before finishing the regular season with back-to-back home games against Washington and Indianapolis.
If Henry and company play as they did against Jacksonville, they should have a great opportunity to move one step closer to returning to the postseason.