Titans' Derrick Henry becomes first player since Walter Payton nearly 40 years ago to achieve this feat

Derrick Henry was currently thought about an elite gamer and the NFL’s finest running back prior to the Titans’ “Thursday Night Football” video game versus the Packers. But after viewing Henry’s virtuoso efficiency throughout the Titans’ 27-17 win, one needs to question if Henry is creating an MVP season that might one day belong to his Hall of Fame resume. 

That’s heavy appreciation, however it’s more than should have for Henry, whose elite skill was on display screen in front of a nationally telecasted audience Thursday night. Henry had success the standard method — he hurried for 87 lawns and a goal — while likewise capturing 2 passes for 45 lawns (that consisted of a crucial 42-yard grab on a Titans’ scoring drive). Henry used the coup de grâce by tossing a three-yard goal pass (his 2nd conclusion of the night) to tight end Austin Hooper that eventually acted as the game-winning rating. 

Henry’s efficiency was one for the history books. He ended up being the very first gamer with a minimum of 20 brings, 2 conclusions, a hurrying goal and a goal pass in the very same video game because the never-ceasing Walter Payton did so in 1983 (h/t Prime Video). Payton did so in a 34-31 loss to the Saints in Week 3 of the ’83 season. The Bears Hall of Fame running back ran for 161 lawns on 28 brings, captured 2 passes for 27 lawns and finished both of his 2 passes for 77 lawns and 2 goals.  

Like Payton, Henry is the very best running back of his period. A two-time hurrying champ, Henry likely would have won a 3rd straight hurrying title last season prior to an injury sidelined him for the last 9 video games of the routine season. Henry, who passed Saquon Barkley as the NFL’s leading rush this season, broke the 1,000-yard hurrying barrier for the 4th time in his profession Thursday night. Henry’s 7,807 profession hurrying lawns is 158 lawns behind previous 2,000-yard rush Chris Johnson for 3rd all-time on the Titans’ profession hurrying list. 

Henry’s efficiency Thursday night need to sling shot him into the league MVP discussion together with Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen etc. Henry isn’t fretted about private distinctions, however. The previous Heisman Trophy winner is rather concentrated on assisting the Titans continue their gaining methods. Tennessee is now 7-3 and winners of 7 out of its last 8 video games. 

“We’re resilient,” Henry stated when asked by Prime Video sideline press reporter Kaylee Hartung about the factor behind the Titans’ success. “We enjoy the grind. We enjoy to come to work. We enjoy having group sociability, being a household. 

“It’s getting better every day. Stuff’s going to get better, no matter what. It’s focusing on the little things. … It’s a grind, and we’re all for it.” 

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