After winning rushing title, Derrick Henry ready to carry Titans in postseason

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Titans running back Derrick Henry won the 2019 rushing title. He would rather win something else.

After 1,540 rushing yards in the regular season, Henry is ready to do more in the postseason.

“I think in the playoffs you have to be able to run the ball to get to the Super Bowl,” Henry said, via Jim Wyatt of the team website. “I think running the ball effectively is the key to winning games in the playoffs.”

Henry played two postseason games in 2017, rushing for 156 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in a victory over Kansas City before the Patriots held him to 28 yards on 12 carries.

The Patriots finished the 2019 season ranked first in total defense, allowing 275.9 yards per game. They allow only 95.5 rushing yards per game.

“They do a really good job scheming,” Henry said, “and they throw a variety of things at you on defense.”

Henry has exited the practice report for the first time more than a month. His hamstring injury, which kept him out of a Week 16 game against the Saints, is fully healed.

He is healthy and ready.

“I’m happy to be in the playoffs,” Henry said. “It’s a good opponent. It will be a hostile environment. It’s playoff football.”

18 responses to “After winning rushing title, Derrick Henry ready to carry Titans in postseason

  1. If I’m a running back, and last weeks paycheck was 200,000$ while this week’s playoff game payout is 30,000…..I might be a little leary about injury so close to the 2020 season.

  2. This is the dual threat that the Patriots will have trouble with = Henry who can run and catch and Tannehill who can throw and run…..

  3. jackedupboonie says:
    January 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm
    If I’m a running back, and last weeks paycheck was 200,000$ while this week’s playoff game payout is 30,000…..I might be a little leary about injury so close to the 2020 season.
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    Especially since the Titans have no chance of winning…

  4. The Titans play well on the road.They have been Jekyll and Hyde but they score points.

    It actually helps that the Pats played and lost to them last year. Belichick will learn from that loss.

  5. Congrats on the Rushing Title…your reward will be 1, possibly 2 franchise tags…then a kick to the curb…

  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 1, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Belichick will scheme to stop Henry first. He will be a nonfactor in the game.
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    The Miami RB was a nonfactor. Where did that get you?

  7. nite2al says:
    January 1, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 1, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Belichick will scheme to stop Henry first. He will be a nonfactor in the game.
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    The Miami RB was a nonfactor. Where did that get you?

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    To victory if Brady doesn’t throw a pick 6. Which is very unlikely to occur two games in a row at Gillette.

  8. I just hope that the Titans will only have to play the Patriots. Having to play the referees is too much. They are supposed to be impartial, but that’s not the case anymore.

  9. jackedupboonie says:
    January 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm
    If I’m a running back, and last weeks paycheck was 200,000$ while this week’s playoff game payout is 30,000…..I might be a little leary about injury so close to the 2020 season.
    —————-
    Especially since the Titans have no chance of winning…
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    The Patriots didn’t look very good these last few games.. Titans have an excellent chance to win.

  10. solo681 says:
    January 1, 2020 at 7:16 pm
    This is the dual threat that the Patriots will have trouble with = Henry who can run and catch and Tannehill who can throw and run…..
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    Henry can certainly run but catch? He only had 18 receptions for 207 yards in 15 games and thats a career high. He’s never been a big receiving threat.

  11. Sorry jackedupboonie, but this is the playoffs, NOTHING can be held back now.
    Players who worry more about injury than a championship, will never be remembered.
    Ask Ladanian Tomlinson, he can never live down that 2007/2008 AFC championship, where he took himself out of a close game, while Rivers played with a knee injury.
    Yeah, he made the HOF, but it bothers alot of his fans.

  12. The Titans will score more than 30 points. Your GOAT better do better than that or the Titans may be the answer to a future trivia question regarding Brady’s last game.

  13. game boils down to the titans keeping Tannehill upright. They have had sack problems this year against elite pass rushing teams. If the Titans can keep the pocket from collapsing I think they will win.

  14. Pats have played .500 ball down the stretch. They feasted early on bad teams. Titans are talented enough to win.
    Not sure that Vrabel can out-coach BB yet and there is the difference.

  15. 6thsense10 says:
    January 2, 2020 at 1:37 am
    solo681 says:
    January 1, 2020 at 7:16 pm
    This is the dual threat that the Patriots will have trouble with = Henry who can run and catch and Tannehill who can throw and run…..
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    Henry can certainly run but catch? He only had 18 receptions for 207 yards in 15 games and thats a career high. He’s never been a big receiving threat.
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    The dual threat is actually Henry’s brutal running combined with Tannehill’s very good play action game. Henry forces the defense to sell out against the run and that’s when Tannehill becomes quite dangerous. He can hit receivers filling the gaps mid-range or he can scoot to the edge while the defense crashes to Henry. Should be a good game.

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