Titans RB Derrick Henry Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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NASHVILLE – Titans running back Derrick Henry has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2.

The news was officially announced on NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Wednesday morning.

Henry rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns on a career-high 35 carries in the team's overtime victory over the Seahawks on Sunday. Henry also established a career high with six receptions for 55 yards in the contest.

It was the 24th career 100-yard rushing game, including regular season and playoffs, in Henry's career.

Henry became the fourth player in NFL history with 10 career games with at least 150 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, joining Jim Brown (13), LaDainian Tomlinson (12) and Barry Sanders (10).

Henry's 237 scrimmage yards against Seattle was the 10th-best total in franchise history and the fourth-highest output of his career.

Against Seattle, Henry cut across the field to score on a nine-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, he scored on a 60-yard run before sending the game to overtime with a one-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds remaining in regulation.

Henry's 60-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his seventh career touchdown run of 60 yards or longer, placing him in a tie with Ahman Green for the fifth most in NFL history behind only Adrian Peterson (15), Jim Brown (nine), Chris Johnson (eight) and Barry Sanders (eight).

With 6,100 career rushing yards, Henry joined Eddie George (10,009), Earl Campbell (8,574) and Chris Johnson (7,965) as the only players in franchise history to reach 6,000 career rushing yards.

The Titans face the Colts on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

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