Tiki & Tierney Discuss Derrick Henry's Historic Run

Derrick Henry has the Titans on the cusp of their first Super Bowl appearance in 20 years

Tiki and Tierney
January 13, 2020 - 7:12 pm

Derrick Henry led the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns, so perhaps his last couple of games shouldn’t be surprising. But the former Heisman Trophy winner has showed everyone just how special he is.

In his last three games, Henry has rushed 96 times for 588 yards (6.1 yards per carry) and four touchdowns. His 211-yard, three-touchdown day against the Houston Texans helped the Titans earn a playoff spot, and his 182 yards and 195 yards against the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, respectively, have the Titans back in the AFC Championship for the first time since 2002.

But make no mistake: this isn’t some random, fluky three-game stretch. In fact, Henry’s last eight games have been historic. During that stretch, he has rushed 203 times for 1,273 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also threw a touchdown pass to Corey Davis in the second half against Baltimore on Sunday.

In short, Henry has nothing short of fabulous this season. Tiki & Tierney discussed Henry’s historic run Monday on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki & Tierney.

The Titans will face the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET. The Chiefs held the Texans to 94 rushing yards in their 51-31 win on Sunday, but they allowed an average of 128.2 rushing yards per game in the regular season – which ranked 26th in football.

The Chiefs can expect a heavy diet of Henry as they seek to reach their first Super Bowl since 1969. The Titans last reached the Super Bowl in 1999.