Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce sounds like he’s going to have nightmares about Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry for a long time.
The Baltimore Ravens made it a point to stop Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry in the Divisional Round game on Saturday night, yet they were still unable to stop the force that is King Henry.
The Alabama product ran over the Ravens’ defense in Tennessee’s 28-12 win and finished with a franchise playoff record of 195 rushing yards on 30 carries. Henry even threw in a touchdown pass for good measure to add to his sensational evening.
"“Probably for the first time in my career, I thought there wasn’t much I could do to stop him … That dude is in a zone unlike anything I’ve ever played against. My hat’s off to him. He’s an amazing player.”"
If you don’t believe Pierce, just ask Ravens safety Earl Thomas.
As much credit as you have to give Henry for his dominant performances, hats off have to go to the Titans’ offensive line, which has done a fantastic job paving the way for No. 22 to go on what has been an incredible run in the second half of the season.
The Titans have now defeated the defending Super Bowl champions and the No. 1 seed in the AFC in successive weeks, all with their quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, throwing for under 100 yards in each game.
It’s refreshing to see a team like the Titans that can win with old school football, which consists of running the rock and playing sound, fundamental defense.
Tennessee now advances to the AFC Championship Game to face either the Houston Texans or Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 19th at 2:05 p.m. CST.