Titans RB Derrick Henry Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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NASHVILLE – Titans running back Derrick Henry has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his Week 8 performance against the Texans.

Henry rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries in the team's 17-10 win in Houston.

In the contest, Henry set the franchise's all-time career touchdown record when he scored on a fourth-and-goal run in the third quarter. The one-yard run was his 75th career touchdown (72 rushing and three receiving), and it broke Eddie George's franchise touchdown mark (74). In the second quarter, George scored on a 29-yard run to tie George's record and move ahead of Earl Campbell (73).

This is the seventh-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Henry and first this season:

2018: Week 14
2019: Week 17
2020: Weeks 6, 17
2021: Weeks 2, 6
2022: Week 8

Henry joins Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes as the only players to win a Player of the Week award in each of the past five seasons.

Henry extended his record for most-ever Player of the Week awards by a Titans player and ties Shaun Alexander (seven-time winner) for the most by a former Alabama running back.

In eclipsing the 200-yard mark for the sixth time in his career, Henry tied O.J. Simpson and Adrian Peterson for the most in NFL history. He logged his fourth consecutive 200-yard rushing game against the Texans.

Henry also registered his sixth career game with at least 200 rushing yards and at least two rushing touchdowns, the most in the NFL since 1950, ahead of LaDainian Tomlinson (three), Barry Sanders (three) and Jim Brown (three).

Henry recorded his 12th career game with 150 or more rushing yards to tie LaDainian Tomlinson for the third-most in NFL history behind only Barry Sanders (25) and Jim Brown (13). Henry notched his 11th career game with 150-plus rushing yards and two or more rushing touchdowns, moving past Barry Sanders (10) for the third-highest total in NFL history behind only Jim Brown (13) and LaDainian Tomlinson (12).

Henry's 219-yard rushing total was fourth-highest single-game rushing yardage total in franchise history and the third-best total of his career.

Against the Texans, Henry tallied his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, which tied the second-best streak of his career (five games in 2021 and four games in 2019). It was his 32nd career 100-yard rushing effort, including regular season (29) and playoffs (three). He also accounted for 238 scrimmage yards (219 rushing and nine receiving) for the fifth-best total of his career and the 14th-highest total in franchise history. He tallied his fifth consecutive game with at least 130 scrimmage yards, tying his career-best streak (2021).

The Titans return to action on Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs.

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