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SportNFL history! Derrick Henry's 99-yard run part of his huge night as Titans beat Jaguars

09:30  07 december  2018
09:30  07 december  2018 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Derrick Henry , join the club. Henry ’ s 99 - yard touchdown was part of a historic night . Henry set a Tennessee Titans record with 238 rushing yards, and had four rushing Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) had the second 99 - yard run in NFL history against the Jaguars .

Derrick Henry blasts off in spectacular fashion for a 99 - yard touchdown! The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Tennessee Titans during Week 14 of the 2018 NFL

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The NFL is playing its 99th season, and somehow only one player had ever posted a 99-yard touchdown run before Thursday night. That was Tony Dorsett for the Dallas Cowboys in 1983.

Derrick Henry, join the club.

Henry’s 99-yard touchdown was part of a historic night. Henry set a Tennessee Titans record with 238 rushing yards, and had four rushing touchdowns in a 30-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He did so on just 17 carries. Henry’s big night helped the Titans improve to 7-6, and they stayed in the race for the final AFC wild-card spot. They’re a half-game behind the 7-5 Baltimore Ravens, who play at Kansas City on Sunday.

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Derrick Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-tying 99 - yard touchdown run and the Tennessee Titans routed the Jacksonville Jaguars .

But time to move on," Titans RB Derrick Henry said of his 99 - yard run against the Jaguars last December. Henry , who through two games has 34 carries for 165 yards and two touchdowns (and three catches for 87 yards and a touchdown), no longer wants to harp on his 99-yarder.

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Henry had one of the most efficient games in NFL history. Before Thursday there were only six 200-yard rushing games in NFL history on less than 20 carries. Henry became the first player in the Super Bowl era with 200 yards and four touchdowns with 20 or fewer carries, according to NFL Research. Henry’s other touchdowns were from 3, 16 and 54 yards.

If you somehow had Henry in your lineup to start the fantasy playoffs, you’re feeling pretty good. Still, Henry passed on a chance at a fifth touchdown. He came to the sideline, insisting that teammate Dion Lewis go in and try to get one. Lewis didn’t score, but it was a selfless gesture.

“We both gotta eat,” Henry told Fox’s Erin Andrews after the game. “I wanted him to get a touchdown. I’ve got four. I just care about my teammates, and I wanted to see him get a touchdown.”

Titans' Derrick Henry ties NFL record with 99-yard touchdown run

Titans' Derrick Henry ties NFL record with 99-yard touchdown run Derrick Henry's 99-yard touchdown run against the Jaguars tied the mark set by the Cowboys' Tony Dorsett in 1983.

Derrick Henry had a record-setting night in the Tennessee Titans ' 30-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night . Immediately thereafter, Henry went on his thrilling touchdown run that put clown pants on the Jaguars ' once-vaunted defense and essentially turned the tide heavily in the

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry had a historic effort in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars . (AP Photo/James Kenney). On his way to rushing for 238 yards and four touchdowns, Henry also tied the longest run in NFL history with a 99 - yard score.

He could have set the Titans’ single-game record with a fifth rushing touchdown, and he told Andrews he didn’t know that was the case.

“I didn’t. If I did, I still would have let him go in,” Henry told Andrews. “We’re like family.”

Strangely enough, the 99-yard touchdown run club has two members and both are Heisman Trophy winners. Henry, who won a Heisman at Alabama, got the ball on his own 1-yard line against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. Tennessee was pinned back after stopping Leonard Fournette on fourth-and-goal.

Henry was patient for a moment and then hit the hole to his left. He had a great crease and was easily in the open field. Tennessee blocked it very well.

It seemed like Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye would stop Henry for maybe 15 or 20 yards, but Henry is 247 pounds. Henry lined up Bouye, gave him a stiff arm at about the 20, knocking him back. Henry took off past him. Henry wasn’t done shoving defenders around.

Derrick Henry had really classy reason for not wanting to score a fifth TD

Derrick Henry had really classy reason for not wanting to score a fifth TD What a classy move by Henry.

Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans tied Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys for the longest run from scrimmage in N.F.L. history with a 99 - yard touchdown on Thursday night .Credit Frederick The supersized running back for the Tennessee Titans bulldozed his way past a team that prides

Running back Derrick Henry ran 99 yards for a second-quarter touchdown, the longest run in Titans history , against the Jaguars on Thursday at Nissan Stadium. In the second quarter, Henry burst through the middle, made his way toward the left sideline and fended off two defenders to take it all

Linebacker Leon Jacobs had a shot at Henry down the sideline. He got tossed off by another stiff arm. Linebacker Myles Jack had the last shot at Henry and, you guessed it, he got tossed aside to a Henry stiff arm as well.

Henry, amazingly enough for a back his size, reached the fastest speed of any ball carrier on a touchdown run in the NFL this season according to NFL Next Gen Stats.

Players around the NFL took notice, even comparing that run to Marshawn Lynch’s famous “Beast Mode” run for the Seattle Seahawks.

The Jaguars-Titans game wasn’t one of the best on the “Thursday Night Football” schedule this season. But those who tuned in saw some history.

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NFL history! Derrick Henry's 99-yard run part of his huge night as Titans beat Jaguars

Leonard Fournette seen on video threatening fan during loss to Titans.
Leonard Fournette has already been suspended one game by the NFL this season for his role in an in-game fight, and he will likely be hearing from the league again after he got into it with a fan during last week’s loss to the Tennessee Titans. In a video that was obtained by TMZ, Fournette was shown arguing with a Titans fan during “Thursday Night Football.” At one point, the Jacksonville Jaguars running back told the fan he’s “too old” to be heckling players and challenged him to come down to the field so he can “beat your a–.

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