Titans RB Derrick Henry is only 2nd player in NFL history with a 99-yard TD run, joining Tony Dorsett
Henry joined former Dallas Cowboys star Tony Dorsett as only the second player in NFL history to produce a run of that length for a score.
Dorsett’s 99-yard scamper came all the way back in 1983 in a game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Derrick Henry joins Tony Dorsett as the only players in NFL history to have a 99-yard TD run. Dorsett's came in 1983. pic.twitter.com/SU9NWbLvYm
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The run certainly showcased the potential of Henry, who hasn’t had a great season from a statistical standpoint. He entered the game with 128 carries for 474 yards and five touchdowns, but he’s been on a tear against the Jaguars.
Henry has racked up three rushing touchdowns of this writing, and this may be the boost of confidence that he needs going moving forward as the Titans try to secure a playoff spot.
With a three-touchdown lead in the third quarter, Tennessee is seemingly on its way to picking up its seventh win of the season.
However, the best chance for Mike Vrabel’s team to make the playoffs will likely come by winning out the rest of the way.
So, if Henry can carry over this incredible performance into the rest of the regular season, he’ll have a great chance of getting the Titans back into the postseason for the second straight year.