GREEN BAY – The Tennessee Titans showed what a total team effort looks like in a 27-17 win over the Green Bay Packers, but as is usually the case, it all started with running back Derrick Henry, who scored in more ways than one. Worked from Thursday night.
Henry ran for 87 yards, pushing his rushing yards this season to 1,010, making him the first running back to surpass the 1,000-yard mark. Henry also ran for his 10th touchdown, becoming the fifth player in NFL history to rush for 10 or more touchdowns in five straight seasons.
To top it off, Henry also had a 3-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hooper, Henry’s third career touchdown pass, including the playoffs.
Henry joined the San Francisco 49ers as the only non-quarterback with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in a game this season, surpassing Christian McCaffrey.
But Henry insisted that personal accolades didn’t matter much to him. No matter what he does on the field, Henry still draws inspiration from his high school days 10 years ago, when people doubted he would make it into the league.
“It’s something that will continue to drive me,” Henry said. “I’ve always been motivated. Every single day I’m constantly criticizing myself – every single day, and it will never stop. I want to be the best I can be to help this team win. I’m always looking for something looking for.” to fuel me.”
With Henry taking over, Tennessee’s offense gained 408 yards, its highest total of the season. The 27 points were also a season high.
Thursday’s win was the AFC South-leading Titans’ (7-3) seventh in eight games.