Derrick Henry hopes to build on success of last week

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Derrick Henry looked like a workhorse back against the Chiefs, rushing for 156 yards. He rebounded from a 51-yard rushing performance against Jacksonville in Week 17.

The Titans need another strong performance from Henry to have any chance against the Patriots.

“I’m just trying to play better every week,” Henry said, via Terry McCormick of titaninsider.com. “I get another chance to play against a great team in a good environment. I’m just making sure I’m doing all the right things this week.”

DeMarco Murray‘s knee injury will keep him out again this week, which could make this an audition for Henry to become the team’s lead back for next season. Henry had eight fewer carries than Murray this season but 85 more yards. Murray scored six rushing touchdowns, and Henry added five.

Henry, though, isn’t concerned about what happened during the regular season or what will happen next season. He has only the Patriots on his mind.

“I’m just going out there making plays,” Henry said. “It ain’t no mentality really or anything like that. It’s just about me going out there and doing my job and doing it to the best of my ability.”

10 responses to “Derrick Henry hopes to build on success of last week

  1. He is a Florida boy and has not played in cold weather before. I doubt he will have much success. If he gets hit hard he will cough up the football.

  2. Can be tough against a very stout Pats front 7. People are going to be shocked Saturday night.

    The disingenuous media has been misleading the average NFL fan all week and the Pats are frothing at the mouth right now on D, sick and tired of hearing these wild misrepresentation.

    For 8 straight games, when NE’s D was healthy, they allowed 11.87 points per game.

    No D has allowed less points the last 14 games than NE.

    More lies about the Pats….

    James Harrison looks forward to Henry’s weakside runs…..REALLY looks forward to it.

  3. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    He is a Florida boy and has not played in cold weather before. I doubt he will have much success. If he gets hit hard he will cough up the football.
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    Last season they went into KC when it was 0 at kickoff. DH stats in that game? 9 rushes, 58 yards, 2 touchdowns. Small sample size? Sure. But to say he has never played in cold weather is just wrong. And lots of players from the South, who played in the SEC, get drafted to play in the NFL. Increases in fumbles is not an epidemic that I am aware of.

  4. Good Luck he won’t be playing against defense that doesn’t know how to wrap up, like the one he played against last week

  5. bayousooner90 says:
    January 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm
    Good Luck he won’t be playing against defense that doesn’t know how to wrap up, like the one he played against last week

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    Yes, the best tackling team in the league with the best STs in the league has players that “don’t know how to wrap up”.

    Let me make this clear: You don’t play on the Pats if you can’t tackle.

    Do you people watch the NFL?

  6. With Patricia busy interviewing and a “has been – me first” Harrison in the lineup, the Pats D is going to be steamrolled by the Henry and Mariota. Titan Up!!!!

  7. That garbage defense only allowed 6 rushing Tds and far fewer points than Tennessee.D Henry is a good RB but he also has had bad games and he never could take the starting job away from murray.

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