NASHVILLE – Derrick Henry, take a bow.
Following a game against the Jaguars.
The Titans running back ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 42-20 win over Jacksonville at Nissan Stadium on Sunday. It came less than a year after his memorable 238-yard, four-touchdown performance against the Jaguars last season.
Henry got tired of talking about that game from last December. So he changed the subject with another big day against the Jaguars, which had fans screaming his name at Nissan Stadium with chants of "Henry, Henry, Henry."
"It's always cool for me," Henry said. "For them to come out and to be so supportive, screaming my name, I know I appreciate it and I know as a team we appreciate their support."
The Titans appreciated everything Henry did on Sunday.
In the third quarter, Henry scored on rushing touchdowns of 74 and seven yards in a 16-second span and became the first player since Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson (two touchdowns in 15 seconds in Week 10, 2006) to score two touchdowns within a 20-second span in a single game.
With his 74-yard touchdown run, Henry joined Napolean Kaufman (1997-99) and Robert Smith (1997-2000) as the only players in NFL history to record a rushing touchdown of at least 70 yards in three consecutive seasons.
Henry made NFL history with his 99-yard run a year ago, and his multiple stiff-arms on the play generated buzz across the country. His run on Sunday, which also included multiple stiff-arms, looked, and felt, familiar.
"I was similar," Henry said. "I was trying to keep them away. I kept trying to stay inbounds and keep moving down the field, and it worked again."
Henry's performance came on the heels of a 188-yard performance against the Chiefs.
He now has 991 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season.
"I'm a team guy," Henry said, "so any time I can help the team with anything I do on the field, I am happy."
The Tennessee Titans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12 of the 2019 season at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donald Page)