Derrick Henry looking to add to an already impressive playoff résumé

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Titans running back Derrick Henry is trying to add to an already impressive playoff résumé today against the Bengals.

Henry’s average of 111.7 rushing yards per playoff game is second in NFL history, behind only Terrell Davis, who averaged 142.5 rushing yards per postseason game during his career with the Broncos. (Minimum of five games.)

Henry has had postseason games with 195, 182 and 156 rushing yards, which puts him second in NFL history for the most games with at least 150 rushing yards in the playoffs. If he can get 150 yards today, he’ll tie Davis for the most in postseason history.

And Henry is also one of only three players in NFL history with more than 200 yards from scrimmage in two different postseason games. Marcus Allen and Thurman Thomas are the others.

Henry has himself in the same company as some Hall of Famers with his postseason performances. If he can return from his long injury layoff today and have another big postseason game, it will be perhaps his most impressive performance yet.

14 responses to “Derrick Henry looking to add to an already impressive playoff résumé

  1. Fresh legs and healthy.. not many DBs or even LBs want to tackle him late in a game. He will go for a buck fifty today with 2 scores.
    I’m not even a Titans fan. But you have to like a guy like Henry. All class act too.

  2. Love this guy but the chances of him being a difference maker after that long layoff are 10 % at
    best .

  3. Did I really read a comment above that someone posted about Henry being the “most overrated player in the league and it isn’t even close” ??
    I really would love to see where this person ranks players hahaha

  4. I don’t have a dog in this fight…but how many cornerbacks and safeties(and a few linebackers) have we seen make a “business decision” trying to open field tackle this mountain?

  5. Can I just point out that former Bronco Legend, Terrell Davis is still 30 yards per game better than any other RB in playoff history when it comes to average yards per game? What an AMAZING feat that will NEVER be duplicated!!

  6. I think Henry’s performance depends on if he’s truly healthy or if he’s merely ‘healthy enough’ to be put on the field to draw attention. If he’s anywhere near truly healthy, watch out. If he’s simply out there to draw attention but still hampered? Well, Foreman is there to pick up some slack, but hopefully Tannehill can keep them in the game if that’s the case.

  7. 513guy says:
    January 22, 2022 at 12:35 pm
    Most overrated player in the league, and it’s not even close.
    2019 had the most rushing yards and most rushing TDs and selected to the Pro Bowl. 2020 had the most rushing yards and rushing TDs and selected to the Pro Bowl, plus named Offensive of the Year. 2021 led the league in rushing yards and rushing TDs before getting hurt in week 8 and missing the remainder of the season. – mic drop

  8. Cant imagine him doing a lot – broken foot and all – and out of game shape. But even if he gets 10 carries it will help – but the biggest thing is that the other team needs to prepare for him and maybe it takes the focus off of somewhere else.

  9. “Henry is the most overrated player in the league” – Cowboy fan who wears Zeke jersey 7 days a week

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