Titans RB Derrick Henry is Doing a Lot of Things Right, But There's Something He'd Like to Improve On


NASHVILLE – Titans running back Derrick Henry is doing a lot of things right.

But there's one thing he'd like to improve on – being too hard on himself.

Over his past 16 games, Henry has an NFL-high 1,725 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns while adding 221 receiving yards and two touchdowns. His scrimmage totals include 1,946 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Last week vs the Colts, Henry joined Jim Brown (1958), Eric Dickerson (1984), O.J. Simpson (1976) and Adrian Peterson (2012) as the only players in NFL history with at least 145 rushing yards and a touchdown in three consecutive games.

Since Week 10, Henry leads the NFL with 496 rushing yards, with some impressive totals in the last three games (188, 159, 149) for the Titans.

"We're believing in each other," Henry said of the team's success. "We've been dominating the line of scrimmage throughout the game, even when it is not (working) early we stick with it and continue to make plays.

"I am just doing my job, focusing on the things I can do to help the team get better every week."

Henry acknowledged, however, he maybe gets too down after making a mistake.

Henry was visibly upset after his first quarter fumble on Sunday at Indianapolis, and got an in-game pep talk from fellow running back Dion Lewis while on the bench. The previous week Henry could been seen shaking his head coming out of the huddle following what he thought was a poor halfback pass thrown by him against the Jaguars.

"I don't like making mistakes, and that's how I've always been," Henry said. "I probably need to get better at that but that's pretty much how I've always been. … I just have to play the next play."

Henry does like the team's current momentum running the football.

With at least 150 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown on Sunday versus Oakland, Henry can become the 5th player with at least 150 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown in four consecutive games in NFL history.

By reaching the 1,000-yard mark this season, Henry became the first player for the organization since Chris Johnson (2008–2013) with consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons and he joined Eddie George (7), Chris Johnson (6) and Earl Campbell (5) as the only players in franchise history with multiple 1,000-yard seasons.

With 145 yards this week, Henry would join Campbell as the only NFL players in four consecutive 145-yard performances.

"I just have to go out there and do my job," Henry said. "(The Raiders) have a good defense, they're physical, and they have experience at each position. … They are high-energy players and they blitz a lot, which causes problems for offenses, so we have to be prepared for them."

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