NASHVILLE – Titans running back Derrick Henry has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 17.
Henry carried the ball 35 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-38 win over the Texans.
The performance lifted Henry to 2,027 rushing yards in 2020. He became the eighth player in NFL history to rush for at least 2,000 yards in a season.
Henry also became the first NFL player to run for 2,000 yards since Adrian Peterson with the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, and in doing so the Titans became the first franchise with two 2,000-yard rushers, as Chris Johnson tallied 2,006 rushing yards in 2009.
Henry also became the first player to win back-to-back rushing crowns since LaDainian Tomlinson from 2006 to 2007. Since 1970, seven players have won consecutive rushing titles, and all are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Henry is the first player in NFL history with five career games with at least 200 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
The Titans face the Ravens on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs at Nissan Stadium.