Titans RB Derrick Henry a Dominant Force in Win Over Jaguars

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JACKSONVILLE – The Titans lost to the Browns last Sunday, and running back Derrick Henry was hardly the reason.

Henry, however, took it personal.

And on Sunday, he let out some frustrations against the Jaguars in the team's 31-10 win.

"Last week I was really pissed off with the way I played," Henry said on Sunday. "I played poorly, and I didn't do my job to help my team. I am still pissed off about last week. So, I just wanted to do my job to help my team. I want to do whatever I can to help my team.

Playing just down the road from his hometown of Yulee, Fla., Henry ran for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries on Sunday. It was the fourth 200-yard performance of Henry's career, with two of them coming against the Jaguars. Henry now has four career 200-yard rushing games with two rushing touchdowns, which is the most in NFL history.

He did it in front of some familiar faces.

"My family was here, and I saw a good bit of Titans fans," Henry said. "It's always good to come back home, against a division opponent. I had a good game, but those guys always play to the whistle. It is always fun to be able to come home and play in front of my family."

Henry is the first player with back-to-back 1,500 rushing yards seasons since Tiki Barber and Larry Johnson (2005-06), according to ESPN Stats.

It was Henry's ninth straight 100-yard contest on the road. Last week, Henry fumbled on a day when he managed just 60 rushing yards in the team's 41-35 loss to the Browns.

Henry now has 1,532 yards on the season, so a 2,000-yard season is not out of reach.

Henry was asked about it after the game, when he made it clear he's more interested in team goals than individual ones. He twice said, "I love my teammates" for the way "they sacrifice for me every day."

"If we can go 4 and 0 (the last quarter of the season), I'll be most happy," Henry said. "I don't care about stats, they really don't matter. You do what you have to do to help your team win, and everything else will take care of itself. I just want to focus on playing team football and helping us win games.

"… I pride myself in being a leader, and being one of the guys who can help the offense by how I play. Sometimes this game will give you adversity, and last week I was a hit in the face about how I need to step up and be a better leader, and play better. Whatever I have to do to help this team win, that's what I have to do."

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