The Jacksonville Jaguars have had completely no reply for Derrick Henry on Thursday evening. Via three quarters, the supersized working again for the Tennessee Titans has bulldozed his well past a staff that prides itself on protection in probably the most audacious speeding shows in N.F.L. historical past.
The numbers are staggering. Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner, had carried the ball 11 instances for 219 yards and 4 touchdowns via the primary three intervals. It’s simply the 10th time since 1950 working again has rushed for not less than 200 yards and 4 touchdowns, and the 6-foot-Three, 247-pound Henry has completed it on 11 fewer carries than any of his predecessors.
There have been loads of memorable moments within the recreation for Henry, however none will high his matching Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys for the longest run in N.F.L. historical past halfway via the second quarter.
The record-tying play was arrange when Tennessee stuffed Jacksonville’s Leonard Fournette on the objective line to show the ball over on downs, giving the Titans the ball simply inside Tennessee’s 1-yard line. Henry broke left via the road and was met by the Professional Bowl cornerback A.J. Bouye simply contained in the 20-yard line. He dispatched Bouye with a vicious stiff-arm to the face, ran side-by-side with linebacker Leon Jacobs earlier than merely whipping the pursuer to the bottom, after which ran via a half-hearted sort out try by linebacker Myles Jack at round Jacksonville’s 20-yard line on his method into the tip zone.
Dorsett’s 99-yarder had come on Jan. Three, 1983 in a recreation towards the Minnesota Vikings. Like Henry, Dorsett needed to break a couple of tackles on his strategy to the tip zone, although he had somewhat assist downfield from Drew Pearson, a large receiver, who helped get him via essentially the most essential level within the run.
If Henry had simply that run, it could have been a memorable evening. However he has additionally run touchdowns of three, 16 and 54 yards towards a protection that was ranked 16th within the N.F.L. towards the run coming into the sport.