EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Titans running back Derrick Henry continues to stiff-arm opponents while shattering records.
Henry ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 17-0 win over the New York Giants.
In the process, he broke the franchise record for rushing yards (408) in back-to-back games, breaking Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell's record of 405 yards. Last week, Henry set a franchise record with 238 yards in a game vs. the Jaguars.
"Earl Campbell, that's a beast, man," Henry said. "I got a chance to talk to him (in the past), and that's a legend in my eyes. For me to be mentioned with his name, it's like a dream come true. Hat's off to everybody – the offensive line, receivers, tight ends, blocking. For me to have this opportunity, it is all of us."
Henry also praised quarterback Marcus Mariota, who delivered a big block on Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree on one of his first half runs.
"He knocked the fire out of 52," Henry said of Mariota. "I gave him a handshake, and said, 'I owe you one.' He's a tough guy – that's the kind of guys he is."
Mariota said it was no biggie.
"Just trying to help a teammate out," Mariota said. "Doing everything I can to help us win. … I just tried to get in the way, to be honest. And Derrick did the rest."
Henry's two rushing touchdowns against the Giants gives him six touchdowns in the past two games.
Titans teammates said he's been a pro all season, even when he wasn't getting a lot of carries, or having a great deal of success. Henry now has 882 yards and 11 touchdowns this season for the Titans.
"He's been a stud these last two games," left tackle Taylor Lewan said of Henry. "I've been very impressed with him as a football player.
"I have been impressed with Derrick since the minute he got here. I think he's been a pro, staying the course. When unfortunate things happen there's two ways to handle it – you can pout and whine or you can work hard and become what Derrick has become. I am very proud of him."