NASHVILLE – The Titans have leaned on running back Derrick Henry all season, and like clockwork, he's produced.
This week, Henry took the time to give his offensive linemen Rolex watch.
"Pretty cool, huh?, He took care of us," center Ben Jones said of Henry. "It's special. He told us at the beginning of the year if we got a certain amount of yards and the rushing title, he would hook us up and it happened. He gave it to us and thanked us for how hard we work, but it wouldn't have been done without him. That guy plays extremely hard and he deserves what he got, and the rushing total. We are happy for him."
Henry led the NFL in rushing in 2019, running for 1,540 yards on the season.
In the last seven games Henry has played, including last week's playoff game win over the Patriots, Henry has six 100-yard games and an NFL-high 1,078 yards and a league-high 11 touchdowns. That's an average of 154.0 rushing yards per game over those seven contests.
Jones said he picked out an "old man Rolex." Henry bought the expensive watches for all of the offensive linemen who blocked for him during the season. Jones said five linemen picked out the same style of Rolex watch, while two others went with a different style.
"I love it, I absolutely love it," guard Rodger Saffold said of his Rolex. "You have to love that you've got a running back who takes care of his guys and shows his appreciation, and at the end of the day we are trying to win and get that guy going. So really, anything we can do to make it happen, we are going to do."
On Saturday, the Titans will face a Ravens defense that's ranked fifth in the NFL in rushing yards, allowing 93.4 yards a game.
The Titans have averaged 138.9 yards per game on the ground this season.
"We have to be good on first and second down, and convert on third downs," Jones said. "We need to sustain drives and score TDs in the red zone. When you score TDs in the red zone you have a great chance to win games."