Titans RB Derrick Henry sets rushing record with performance vs. Jaguars
Henry has already racked up four touchdowns in the game, which included just the second 99-yard rushing score in NFL history when he broke loose for the first half touchdown.
But Henry’s 239 yards on the ground were enough to help him land at the top of the Titans’ single-game list.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) December 7, 2018
It’s hard to compile that many rushing yards in so few carries, and that makes Henry’s career night even that much more unbelievable.
And it’s not as if the former Heisman Trophy winner has been shattering records all season long. Henry entered the game with just 128 carries for 474 yards and five touchdowns, and many Tennessee fans have been disappointed by his overall usage in the offense.
But this type of performance will make it hard for the coaching staff to ignore his potential moving forward, as this could be the breakout performance that the former Alabama star needed to help guide the team back to the postseason.
The Titans still have work to do if they want to secure a playoff spot, but a win over the Jaguars (which seems likely early in the fourth quarter) would be another step in the right direction.
Henry and company will return to the field next week when they head to New York to face the Giants.