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21:55  07 december  2018
21:55  07 december  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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The amazing numbers behind Derrick Henry ' s historic performance for the Tennessee Titans . Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry posted a truly historic night in a Thursday victory against the Jaguars. A look at some of the numbers .

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry posted a truly historic night in a Thursday victory against the Jaguars. His previous season-high mark in a 2018 game was 58 yards. His previous career-best for a single game was 131 yards in Week 6 of last season.

On Thursday, he scampered off for 238 yards and four touchdowns on only 17 carries. Here’s a look at Henry’s performance by the numbers.

- Henry may have been one of the most unexpected players to have a breakout performance like he did. He had previously gained 100 or more rushing yards just twice in his 43 career games.

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Before Jerome Harrison ran for 286 yards in Week 15 of the 2009 season as a member of the Browns, his previous career-best was 121, which he had set earlier that season. In fact, Harrison’s career day accounted for 17 % of his 1,681 career rushing yards over eight seasons. And in the 1989 season, then-Rams receiver Willie “Flipper” Anderson had a career high of 112 receiving yards entering Week 12. Then, in a victory against the Saints, Anderson set a still-standing NFL record for most receiving yards in a game with 336 on 15 catches, adding one touchdown.

- Henry posted the fewest carries in a game in the Super Bowl era for any player who ran for 200 or more yards and four or more touchdowns. In fact, Henry needed just 13 rushes to surpass both marks.

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- The performance marked just the 10th time since the 1950 season that a player had run for 200 or more yards and scored four or more touchdowns.

- Henry now stands at 19th in league history for the most rushing yards in one game trailing then-Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s mark of 296 set in November 2007 by 58 yards. He’s behind players like Peterson, Jamal Lewis, Harrison, Corey Dillon (twice), and greats like Walter Payton, Eric Dickerson, LaDainian Tomlinson and O.J. Simpson (also twice).

- Henry became just the second player in NFL history to record one rushing touchdown of 90 or more yards and another of 50 or more yards in the same game. He joined former running back Chris Johnson, who also did it for the Titans in 2009. Johnson’s game – coincidentally – also came against the Jaguars.

- He became just the second player in NFL history to have a single rushing play of 99 yards, joining Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett.

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- Going into Thursday’s game, Henry’s longest rush of the season had been 16 yards.

- Henry set the record for most yards and rushing touchdowns in Thursday Night Football history.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: The amazing numbers behind Derrick Henry's historic performance for the Tennessee Titans

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