NASHVILLE -- Titans running back Derrick Henry is a candidate for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, along with Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and Browns RB Nick Chubb, the NFL announced today.
Henry rushed for 119 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns, notching his 15th career 100-yard rushing game, including regular season and playoffs, in Tennessee's 31-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He has two 100-yard rushing games through three games in 2020.
DERRICK HENRY GAME NOTES
· Became the fifth player in NFL history to have 25 or more rushing attempts in each of his team's first three games of a season, joining Buffalo's O.J. Simpson (1975), Dallas' Emmitt Smith (1994), Indianapolis' Edgerrin James (2002) and Houston's Arian Foster (2012).
· Passed Lorenzo White (4,079 career rushing yards) for fourth place on the franchise's all-time rushing list. With 4,152 career rushing yards, Henry trails only Eddie George (10,009), Earl Campbell (8,574) and Chris Johnson (7,965) on the list.
· Scored his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard plunge in the third quarter and added another one-yard touchdown run on the following series.
· Tallied his ninth career regular season game with at least two touchdown runs. It was his 11th career regular season game with at least two total touchdowns.
· Became the second player in franchise history to record 12 consecutive regular season games with at least 80 scrimmage yards, joining Chris Johnson (12 from 2009 to 2010) as the only Titans/Oilers to do so. The only active NFL streak as good as Henry's is owned by Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, who is on injured reserve but who also has 12 consecutive games played with at least 80 scrimmage yards.
· Added 11 receiving yards on two catches to give him 130 total scrimmage yards. It was his 10th career regular season game with at least 130 scrimmage yards.
· Became the fourth player in franchise history to hit 40 career rushing touchdowns, joining Earl Campbell (73), Eddie George (64) and Chris Johnson (50).