Derrick Henry having a postseason for the ages

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Titans running back Derrick Henry has run the ball so well this postseason that he’s threatening to put together the greatest postseason performance for a running back in NFL history.

Henry ran for 182 yards in the wild card round and 195 yards in the divisional round. That total of 377 rushing yards so far this postseason is already the seventh-most productive postseason in NFL history.

On Sunday against the Chiefs, whose weakness is their run defense, Henry should keep moving up the postseason rushing starts. He’s a near-lock to pass Thurman Thomas, whose 390 rushing yards in the 1990 postseason are the sixth-most in any postseason in NFL history. And if Henry manages just 92 rushing yards on Sunday, he’ll move ahead of 1999 Eddie George, 1983 Marcus Allen and 1998 Terrell Davis for the third-most rushing yards in any postseason in NFL history.

Henry even had an outside chance of passing 1997 Terrell Davis, whose 581 postseason rushing yards are the second-most in any postseason in NFL history. To break the record of 610 rushing yards in a postseason, set by John Riggins in four postseason games in 1982, Henry will probably need to lead the Titans a fourth postseason game of their own in the Super Bowl.

12 responses to “Derrick Henry having a postseason for the ages

  1. @J V – there are always outliers. Jags made it to this very spot 2 years ago using the same formula.

  2. He should be, he took off 9 of the first 10 weeks of the season!

    And last year he didn’t do squat until week 14 and people talk about how great he is?

    A great RB plays ALL SEASON!

  3. Chill_Mickelson says:
    January 13, 2020 at 1:18 pm
    Tannehill is also having a historic playoff run. 2 wins with only about 160 yards in passing.

    And 4 touchdowns (3 passing / 1 rushing). He hasnt been asked to throw a lot but when he does he is making those throws. But the gameplan has been that if/when they get a lead, ride Henry. It’s working!

  4. All the hype all season was about Lamar’s running. Over-hyped to the maximum. The Derrick Henry beat he Ravens at their own game by destroying their number one seed and grinding them into the dirt. Considering all the times the Ravens opened their mouths against the Patriots Dynasty it was fitting that the Titans have a heavy Patriot influence. Former New England coaches or players: Mike Vrabel head coach who gave Titans swagger and belief they could win. Dean Pees defensive coordinator who gave NFL blueprint to stop Ravens running game next year and called a great game. Logan Ryan defensive back. Dion Lewis running back. Jon Robinson GM.

    Ha Ha Ha Former New England coaches and players prove grudges can travel. You Suck Ravens. Running QB never win Super Bowls. Brady won 6 SB LMAO

  5. New England fans like Titans. Their head coach and GM and defensive coordinator all come from New England. As well as players Dion Lewis and Logan Ryan. We also hate the Ravens as much as the Squealers and deflategate colts. All three rivals constantly made excuses after they lost to Dynasty and all showed no respect. New England responded by winning 6 titles and laughing at soft excuse making whining teams.

  6. Just goes to show teams that make excuses and disrespect winners do not have the mental or physical makeup to be champions. Suck Ravens Suck. Your heads filled with you own ego and a tough smash mouth football team destroyed your dreams. Next year it will be New England that crushes your dreams. Greeting from New England.

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