Derrick Henry Reached 2,000 Yards Rushing Carrying the Titans to an AFC South Title

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SJ - January 4, 2021

The Tennessee Titans won the AFC South on Sunday on the back of their running back Derrick Henry.  He entered play needing over 200 yards to do something that hasn't been done since 2012, rush for 2,000 yards.

Henry ran the ball 34 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns.  Not only did he join the 2,000 yard club, Henry carried the Titans to their first AFC South title since 2008.

From ESPN:

Henry's 250-yard performance surpassed his franchise-record 238 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018. He had more than 200 rushing yards for the third consecutive game against the Texans, making him the only player in NFL history to do so.

Henry is the eighth player in the 2,000-rushing-yards club, joining O.J. Simpson, Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Jamal Lewis, Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson. And the Titans are the only NFL franchise to have two players (Johnson in 2009 was the other) who have rushed for 2,000 yards in a season.

Derrick Henry is an absolute beast and the Titans can be a real problem in the playoffs because of it.  They proved that last season.  It's going to be fun to continue watching him stiff arm defenders into their social media graves.