Derrick Henry: Stats are good, win is better

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Titans running back Derrick Henry is breaking records while helping the team keep its season alive.

Henry ran 30 times for 195 yards in Saturday night’s 28-12 thumping of the Ravens and that makes three straight games that Henry has gone for at least 180 yards on the ground. He’s also run for more yards through four playoff games than any player in history and his 377 yards in two games this year are the most in back-to-back postseason games.

If all the work on the ground wasn’t enough, Henry also threw a touchdown pass to Corey Davis to spur his team to the AFC title game. After the game, Henry said the win mattered more than his individual exploits.

“I am more happy that we won. The stats and all of that stuff is good. But we got the win, and we are advancing. That’s the most important thing to me,” Henry said, via ESPN.com.

The nice thing for Henry and the Titans is that there’s a pretty clear correlation between his big days and wins for the Titans. Should he go off again next Sunday, he may get to cap a momentous run in the Super Bowl.

43 responses to “Derrick Henry: Stats are good, win is better

  1. If Ezekiel Elliot had performed like Henry after holding out and getting his record setting contract, as was expected, the Cowboys would have been in the playoffs.

  2. This young man gets it, maturity beyond his years

    Incredible the Titans haven’t looked him down yet to a big deal

  3. MVP !!!!
    Lamar Jackson is a RB and not a QB
    Next season the entire league will have more game tape on him and will shut him down. Another RG3 in the making

  4. Henty is right. If the Titans stay on-point he’ll be having the same conversation next week. Good for him, he’s earned some recognition.

  5. Ravens had no answer for Henry and showed even less backbone by having Jax throw 50+ times even tho the game was not out of reach. Their QB clearly showed he is a train-wreck when faced w/ adversity. Maybe the scouts DID know how to rank him in the draft. He can be the king of stats in the reg season but that means NOTHING when you choke away 2 straight home playoff games.

  6. Not to mention Earl Thomas wasn’t very interested in tackling him. How’s that stiff arm feeling right now Earl?

  7. As somebody’s that’s 6’3 225lb, Henry is not 6’3. They list him shorter than what he actually is. He has to be 6’4 – 6’5 and around 250lbs. Dude is such a tank that the Ravens had to high-low and pick up his legs from behind to stop him from crossing the goal line. Two grown men that are professional athletes had to resort to that.

    Trying to tackle him up right ovee the course of a game has to hurt!

  8. Give Henry 30 carries and he will carry the day…So wonderful to see real football being played on both sides of the ball for the Titans….

  9. Henry is scary. The Ravens, especially big mouth Earl Thomas, wanted no part of tackling him. It was funny to watch Thomas pull a Deion Sanders and pretend to try to tackle him.

  10. Earl Thomas said that the Patriots did not seem interested in tackling Derrick Henry. I found it interesting to watch the Ravens try to stop him and him give Thomas two nasty stiff arms on the same play. LOL! Turns out that the Ravens allowed more yards to Henry than the Pats did.

  11. Someone needed to tell the Ravens you have to get to the Super Bowl to be declared the winner. They crowned themselves by week 12

  12. When’s his contract up? They are riding him harder than the Rams rode Gurley… they gonna pay the man, or have they already?
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    He doesn’t have Chronic Injury history like Gurley. He is also almost 250 pounds. 25-30 carries used to be the norm back in the day and dudes would last just fine. Not sure why it’s a problem now. Bring back the workhouse back, and while were at it bring back starting pitchers throwing complete games and bring back basketball players that play for 82 games

  13. When Henry was at Bama, he was doing 600 lb leg presses then. Glad to finally see him doing the things that many people always knew he could at a pro level. He’s just a phenomenal player as well as a nice young man.

  14. By the numbers Jackson has a pretty good game almost 400 yards passing 60% completion percentage 153 on the ground. Problem, he turns the ball over. Titans have the most dangerous player in the playoffs in Henry.Its January, the team that hits the most wins

  15. heydouglass says:
    January 12, 2020 at 11:14 am
    Reminds me of Earl Campbell with speed
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    Since he never shows up before week 10 he reminds me more of Ajayi! This season he had one 100yd game in week 4 and then not much at all until week 10, last year he didn’t have one game with over 58yds until week 14 when he finally showed up to play. Great part-time RB but can he do it for 16 games, he never has yet?

  16. Lots of running backs play 16 games and lay an egg in the playoffs. 3 games in a row in a playoff atmosphere at 180 each is a stud in my book.

  17. Especially when they know he’s going to be the Titans whole offense. This is why the greatest running back all time is either Walter Payton or Barry Sanders. Everybody knew they were the whole offense for their teams and they still excelled. Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith, etc all had other offensive weapons on their teams – Payton until late in his career and Sanders did not.

  18. Steve Cunningham says:
    January 12, 2020 at 12:35 pm
    heydouglass says:
    January 12, 2020 at 11:14 am
    Reminds me of Earl Campbell with speed
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    Since he never shows up before week 10 he reminds me more of Ajayi! This season he had one 100yd game in week 4 and then not much at all until week 10, last year he didn’t have one game with over 58yds until week 14 when he finally showed up to play. Great part-time RB but can he do it for 16 games, he never has yet?

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    Derrick Henry led the NFL in rushing this year, what the heck have you been smoking?

  19. nashvilleseahawk says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:55 am
    When Henry was at Bama, he was doing 600 lb leg presses then.

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    I am in my late 50s and I leg press more than 600lbs…

  20. Reminds me of Earl Campbell with speed
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    Campbell was just as fast as Henry, he ran a 4.6 40, Henry runs 4.54.

    Campbell was 4 inches shorter and same weight, 5’11” 245 lbs.

    Love both their running styles, not knocking Henry at all

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