NASHVILLE – Houston has had a problem with Titans running back Derrick Henry.
In his last three games against the Texans, Henry has totaled 673 rushing yards (224.3 per game) and seven rushing touchdowns. In each game, he has recorded at least 200 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
When the Titans face the Texans on Sunday, Henry can become the first player ever to record at least two rushing touchdowns in four consecutive games against a single opponent and the first player in league history to record at least 150 rushing yards in four consecutive games against a single opponent.
On Thursday, Henry said he's taken nothing for granted on Sunday.
"Every year is different – I really don't try to live in the past," said Henry, who missed both games against the Texans in 2021. "I've had some good games, but every year is different. So, I can't go out there expecting anything. I just have to take it day by day and get ready for Sunday."
Here's a look at Henry's last three games vs the Texans:
Week 17, 2021: 250 rushing yards, two touchdowns.
Week 6, 2020: 212 rushing yards, two touchdowns.
Week 17, 2019: 211 rushing yards, three touchdowns.
No other player in NFL history has had three games with 200-plus rush yards vs a single opponent in their entire career, much less consecutive games.
The Texans have allowed 164.7 rushing yards per game in 2022 (last in the NFL).
In six games this season, Henry has 536 yards and five touchdowns, and he's put together three straight 100-yard games.
So, what's the mindset heading into Sunday against the Texans?
"Our mindset is just continue to improve," Henry said. "Build off the good, and have the mindset of wanting to get better every day. I know that's what my mindset is, and that's what everybody else's mindset is."