Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry Up for FedEx Air and Ground NFL Players of the Week

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NASHVILLE -- Quarterbacks Matt Ryan (Falcons), Ryan Tannehill (Titans) and Philip Rivers (Colts), and running backs Derrick Henry (Titans), D'Andre Swift (Lions) and Ronald Jones (Buccaneers) are the nominees for FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for Week 6, the NFL announced today.

FedEx gives fans the opportunity to recognize top-performing quarterbacks and running backs through the FedEx Air & Ground Awards in games played on Thursday through Sunday. Voting for this week's nominees is open until Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. ET at NFL.com/FedEx. Fans can also vote on Twitter the NFL published polls.

QB RYAN TANNEHILL GAME NOTES

· Completed 30 of 41 passes for 364 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 122.4. His yardage total was the fifth-highest number of his career and his second-highest figure in a Titans uniform.

· Tied his career high with four touchdown passes. He previously hit the mark this season in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars after accomplishing the feat twice with the Miami Dolphins.

· His four touchdown passes against the Texans included a seven-yard pass to tight end Anthony Firkser and a six-yard strike to wide receiver A.J. Brown *in the first quarter, a 22-yard touchdown to wide receiver *Adam Humphries in the second quarter, and finally a seven-yard toss to Brown in the fourth quarter.

· Helped lead the Titans back from a late deficit with a seven-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown with four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The extra point tied the score at 36-36. During the game-tying two-minute drive, he completed eight of nine attempts for 76 yards.

· The Titans' overtime scoring drive registered as his 20th career game-winning drive and his seventh in a Titans uniform. It was his fourth game-winning drive of 2020.

· Completed his final 10 passes of the game in the fourth quarter and overtime.

· His 13 touchdown passes in 2020 are tied for the second-highest total in franchise history through the first five games of a season. George Blanda holds the top spot for the franchise with 14 in 1962 and also had 13 in 1966.

· Registered his third career game with three touchdown passes in the first half, matching a feat he achieved in Week 2 of this season against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He previously did so with a four-touchdown first half with the Miami Dolphins against the Texans on Oct. 25, 2015.

· His 364 passing yards rank 11th for the franchise in its "Titans era" (since 1999).

· Completed passes to nine different receivers.

RB DERRICK HENRY GAME NOTES

• Recorded 22 carries for 212 yards and two touchdowns, recording his third career 200-yard rushing game. It was his second-highest rushing total for a single game, trailing only his franchise-record 238 yards against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2018.

• His 212 rushing yards rank fifth in franchise history, and he now owns three of the top six single-game rushing performances in team annals.

• Scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime on a five-yard run out of the Wildcat formation. It was the second "walk-off" overtime touchdown run in franchise history and the first since Vince Young's 39-yard run to win in overtime at Houston on Dec. 10, 2006.

• Added 52 receiving yards, including a 53-yard reception—the third-longest catch of his career—in overtime, to give him 264 scrimmage yards. The total ranks fourth in franchise history, and it is the most scrimmage yards by a Titans player in a game since Chris Johnson's 284 on Sept. 20, 2009. Henry's total of 264 scrimmage yards is the most by any NFL player since the New York Giants' Saquon Barkley had 279 at Washington on Dec. 22, 2019.

• Scored on a 94-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, tying for the second-longest run in franchise history. He already owned the franchise record—and a share of the NFL record—with a 99-yard touchdown run (Dec. 6, 2018 vs. Jacksonville). His 94-yarder tied Chris Johnson's career-long touchdown run against the New York Jets on Dec. 17, 2012 for second place on the franchise list.

• Henry is the fifth NFL player to record two career rushing touchdowns of 90 or more yards. He joins Bo Jackson, Ahman Green, Chris Johnson and Lamar Miller. No player has three such runs. Henry and Miller (two 97-yard touchdown runs) are the only players to ever record multiple touchdown runs of at least 94 yards.

• Tied for the third-most 70-yard (or longer) career rushing touchdowns in NFL history. With five such runs, he tied Barry Sanders (five) and O.J. Simpson (five) and trails only Chris Johnson (seven) and Adrian Peterson (seven).

• Became the first player in NFL history to record a game with 200-plus rushing yards in three consecutive seasons. He previously accomplished the feat against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2018 (238) and at Houston on Dec. 29, 2019 (211).

• Became the NFL's 15th player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to record at least three career 200-yard rushing games and the first to reach the mark since Jay Ajayi had his third 200-yard rushing game in 2016.

• Recorded a then-season-long carry of 34 yards in the first quarter before topping that with his 94-yarder in the fourth quarter.

• Notched his 16th career 100-yard rushing game, including regular season and playoffs, and his third of 2020.

• Recorded his third consecutive game with at least two rushing touchdowns. He joined Earl Campbell (1980) and Chris Johnson (2009) as the franchise's only players to do so.

• Became the franchise's second player to begin his career with at least five rushing touchdowns in five consecutive seasons. Eddie George did so over an eight-year stretch from 1996 to 2003.

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