Tennessee Titans: Winners and losers from Week 14 win over Raiders
Winner No. 5: Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry simply refused to allow a hamstring injury that has nagged him for the past two weeks to keep him out of the game. For the fourth game in a row, Henry rushed for over 100 yards despite running noticeably slower than he had all season.
Henry finished with 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, his lowest amount of carries since the Titans’ Week 9 loss to the Carolina Panthers, when he had 13. Ten of those carries came in the first quarter.
Henry left for the locker room with under two minutes to go in the second quarter, which caused some concern among Titans fans, though it should be noted that it could be due in part to the fact that the Titans very seldom utilize Henry in two-minute drill situations.
Henry came back in the third quarter, and rushed for an imposing 10-yard touchdown run, which gave the Titans the lead for good.
While the injury to his hamstring may be cause for concern, his willingness to play through it is absolutely admirable, and, like Tannehill, has pretty much demanded that the Titans re-sign him through his high level of play.