Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry scored a game-tying touchdown with under one minute left to play in the first half to give his team a 14-13 lead over the New England Patriots.
The Tennessee Titans needed an answer down 13-7 with just over two minutes left to play, and they got it from their star running back, Derrick Henry.
With 2:16 left on the clock in the first half following a huge goal line stand that stopped the Pats on the one-yard line and forced them to settle for a field goal, Henry literally drove the Titans down the field by himself to tie the game at 13.
His first carry went for 29 yards, and Henry proceeded to rip off more chunk gains on the ground, and then set the Titans up from the one-yard line with a screen play for 22 yards.
The King them finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run to give the Titans a 14-13 lead. Henry was responsible for every yard gained on the scoring drive.
Henry is simply dominating the Patriots on the ground in the first half. He already has 106 yards on 14 carries and the score, and he’s also Tennessee’s leading receiver with one catch for 22 yards.
The Titans haven’t been able to get much going through the air, though. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has just five completions for 59 yards, although he has accounted for one of the Titans’ two touchdowns in the game.
Tennessee was able to stop New England on the next drive and now takes its 14-13 lead into the second half. The Titans will get the ball first when the third quarter begins.
Henry is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2019 season. Not that it wasn’t clear already, but Henry is showing why the Titans need to pay him in 2020.