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Titans RB Derrick Henry ‘made no excuses’ prior to career rushing night vs. Jaguars

Derrick Henry, Titans

Despite some uncharacteristic performances this season, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry made no excuses prior to his record-setting night against the Jacksonville 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.