Last season Derrick Henry ran in a 99-yard touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This year he followed it up with a 74-yard effort against the same opponents as the Titans won 42-20 on Sunday.
The Tennessee Titans running back was at his beast-like best as he took off from his own team’s 26-yard line. After beating a couple of defenders (at 20.66 mph according to Next Gen Stats) he did what he always does, and stiff-armed a few more into the ground before making it to the end zone.
Derrick Henry reached 20.66 MPH on this 74-yard TD run, the 3rd time Henry has reached 20+ MPH as a ball carrier this season.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) November 24, 2019
Only Dalvin Cook (6) & Christian McCaffrey (4) have reached 20+ MPH more times as a ball carrier among running backs this season.#JAXvsTEN | #Titans pic.twitter.com/ffEspuI5qk
The former Heisman Trophy winner even managed to repeat the same celebration as last year’s effort the historic pose in the end zone.
Sunday’s touchdown was the fifth time the Alabama man has scored for over 68 yards, matching the records of Jim Brown and O.J. Simpson. It means that only Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson have more, with both on seven.
After the divisional matchup, the Titans (6-5) sit third in the AFC South, just above the Jags and their 4-7 record.
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