After Ravens shut him down, Derrick Henry says, “This game will humble you”

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Titans running back Derrick Henry followed up a 2,000-yard regular season with one of the worst games of his career in the playoffs.

Henry had 18 carries for 40 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. Stunningly, he didn’t gain a single first down on any of his 18 carries. (The Titans finished with one rushing first down, on a Ryan Tannehill quarterback sneak.) Henry acknowledged afterward that it was a rough game.

This game will humble you,” Henry said, via the Nashville Tennessean. “It will show you that you need to keep working.”

Henry said he’ll be motivated this offseason by his performance on Sunday.

“This is definitely going to sting,” Henry said. “This will probably be on my mind for the rest of this year.”

The performance stung for the Titans, who discovered that old football beliefs about relying on the running game in the playoffs sometimes result in a humbling loss.

9 responses to “After Ravens shut him down, Derrick Henry says, “This game will humble you”

  1. Ravens defense absolutely dominated the Titans after the 1st quarter. Henry just looked tired.

  2. As a Ravens fans I was very worried coming into the game. Then the Titans went up by 10 and I thought Roman was going to abandon the run. But we stuck to who we are, played physical ball, took the lead back and never looked back. Very proud of my Ravens. The Titans are a tough nosed football team, be proud too Titans fans.

  3. Unbelievable performance by the Ravens defense, I would’ve been happy if they had just held King Henry to 100 yards, but they really got him down before he could get running.

  4. collectordude says:
    January 11, 2021 at 8:10 am
    Titans are one trick pony’s.

    And the Ravens aren’t?

  5. The Titans are a hard-nosed team. They play hard and tough disciplined football. Coach Vrabel has his fingerprints all over this team. Henry is a Beast. However, everyone knows that if you stop Henry, you basically negate the play-action game. This team is build around running the ball and using that as a catalyst for their offense. Although, everyone know that, it is indeed to stop Henry. He is one of the toughest running backs ever, a member of the 2000 yard club. He “posterized” so many DB’s and LB’s and put them on the wrong side of the highlight reel This time, the Ravens played disciplined football. They followed their gap assignments to the T. Good win for the Ravens, but hats off to the Titans for a well-fought game!

  6. The Titans did exactly what I wanted them to do week 17….have king Henry chase 2000 yards with 35 carries!!! To much of a workload for anyone…and yet right before a playoff game.

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