Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry smashed playoff records and once again dominated in the win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Henry torched the Ravens for 195 yards on 30 carries (6.5 yards per carry), and he even threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Corey Davis. His longest carry of the night went for 66 yards, which helped set up the aforementioned touchdown.
With another outstanding performance, Henry is the first player in NFL postseason history to run for 170 yards or more in consecutive playoff games.
Henry has now compiled 561 rushing yards through his first four career playoff games, which is the most by any running back in the modern era.
Henry’s 195 rushing yards sets a new franchise record for most rushing yards in a playoff game, eclipsing the previous mark of 182, which he totaled against the New England Patriots in the Wild Card game last week.
With all we hear about the NFL being a passing league, Henry and the Titans are dispelling the notion that you need to put up gaudy numbers through the air to be successful.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill only threw for 88 yards in this game, but thanks to Henry’s dominant effort and Tennessee’s sensational defense, this game was never really close.
As Good Morning Football’s Nate Burleson said earlier in the week, if Henry can continue to run like he has been of late, the Titans could end up riding him to a Super Bowl.
Right now, it looks like he might be right.
With the win on Saturday night, the Titans will await the winner of the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans game to see who they will face in the AFC Championship game next week. Tennessee earned a victory over both the Chiefs and Texans during the season.