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Titans-Jaguars Postgame Notes

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WINNING AT HOME: The Titans’ 30-9 victory improved their all-time record at Nissan Stadium, including playoffs, to 92-70. They earned their 15th win in their 18 most recent home games.  

HENRY SETS FRANCHISE RUSHING RECORD: Titans running back Derrick Henry recorded 17 rushing attempts for 238 yards and four touchdowns. His 238 rushing yards set a new franchise record, breaking Chris Johnson’s mark of 228 yards against the Jaguars on Nov. 1, 2009. Henry’s rushing yards against the Jaguars were the most in any NFL game this season. He also broke his previous career high of 131 rushing yards against Indianapolis on Oct. 16, 2017. 

RECORD-SETTING RUN: In the second quarter, Derrick Henry took a handoff from Marcus Mariota inside his own one-yard line and raced 99 yards for a touchdown. It was the second 99-yard run in NFL history, tying Tony Dorsett’s record-setting touchdown run for the Dallas Cowboys against the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 3, 1983. It was also the team record, topping Chris Johnson’s 94-yard touchdown run against the New York Jets on Dec. 17, 2012. The only other runs in franchise history of at least 90 yards were Johnson’s 91-yard rush against the Houston Texans on Sept. 20, 2009 and a 91-yarder by Sid Blanks against the Jets on Dec. 13, 1964.

LONGEST PLAYS IN NFL HISTORY: Derrick Henry’s 99-yard touchdown run tied for the longest scrimmage play in NFL history. It was the 15th such play, including one other run (Tony Dorsett) and 13 passing plays. The last 99-yard scrimmage play was New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz’s 99-yard reception from Eli Manning against the New York Jets on Dec. 24, 2011. 

FOUR TOUCHDOWNS: Derrick Henry scored on a three-yard run in the first quarter, a 99-yard run in the second quarter, a 16-yard run in the third quarter, and finally a 54-yard run in the third quarter. He tied the franchise record and became the third player in franchise history to rush for four touchdowns in a game. The first two were Earl Campbell against the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 20, 1978 and Lorenzo White against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 9, 1990. Henry was the first Titans player with three rushing touchdowns in a game since LenDale White at Kansas City on Oct. 19, 2008. The only franchise player with more overall touchdowns in a game than Henry was Oilers running back Billy Cannon, who had five total touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving) at the New York Titans on Dec. 10, 1961. Henry became the first NFL player with four rushing touchdowns in a game since New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray at Indianapolis on Nov. 16, 2014.

RUSH OF 90 YARDS AND RECEPTION OF 60 YARDS IN A CAREER: Derrick Henry became the ninth NFL player since 1975 with at least one 90-yard run and at least one 60-yard reception in his career. The others were Tony Dorsett, Garrison Hearst, Tiki Barber, Chris Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Herschel Walker, Warrick Dunn and Adrian Peterson. In addition to his 99-yard run, Henry had a 66-yard touchdown catch against the Jaguars on Dec. 31, 2017.

200 YARDS AND FOUR TOUCHDOWNS: Derrick Henry became the seventh NFL player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with at least four rushing touchdowns and at least 200 rushing yards in a game, joining Clinton Portis, Barry Sanders, Doug Martin, Jonas Gray, Mike Anderson and Corey Dillon. Henry became the first to accomplish the feat in fewer than 20 carries (17). 

THREE RUNS OF 70 YARDS: Derrick Henry has an NFL-high three rushing attempts of at least 70 yards since 2017. Leonard Fournette (two) is the only other player with more than one. 

RUSHING TDs OF 90 AND 50 YARDS: Derrick Henry matched former Titans running back Chris Johnson as the only players in NFL history with a rushing touchdown of at least 90 yards and a rushing touchdown of at least 50 yards in the same game. Johnson accomplished the feat against the Houston Texans on Sept. 20, 2009.

POINTS IN A GAME: Derrick Henry’s 24 points tied for the fourth-highest single-game total in franchise history, trailing only Billy Cannon (30 on Dec. 10, 1961), Rob Bironas (26 on Oct. 21, 2007) and George Blanda (26 on Sept. 18, 1960). Earl Campbell (Nov. 20, 1978) and Lorenzo White (Dec. 9, 1990) also had 24 points on four touchdowns in a single game. 

THURSDAY NIGHT RECORDS: Derrick Henry’s 238 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns were each the most in any Thursday Night Football game in history.

MOST TDs IN A SEASON FOR HENRY: With his four touchdowns in the game, Derrick Henry set a new career high with nine rushing touchdowns on the season. He had five rushing touchdowns in both 2016 and 2017. Henry’s nine rushing touchdowns this season have all come in a seven-game span.

BIG RECEPTION BY LEWIS: Running back Dion Lewis sparked the Titans’ opening touchdown drive with a 29-yard reception. It was his second-longest catch of 2018 and the third-longest reception of his career. Lewis totaled 39 yards on five receptions and added 13 rushing yards on 10 carries. 

TAYLOR LEADS TEAM: Second-year wide receiver Taywan Taylor led the Titans with six receptions and 59 receiving yards. In a two-game span, including his three-catch, 104-yard performance against the New York Jets (Dec. 2), Taylor totaled nine catches for 163 yards.      

TEAM RUSHING YARDS: The Titans rushed for 264 yards, the 11th-highest total in franchise history and the most since totaling 305 rushing yards against Jacksonville on Nov. 1, 2009.

FIRST-DRIVE TOUCHDOWN: The Titans scored a touchdown on their opening drive, marching 73 yards on 10 plays, including Derrick Henry’s three-yard touchdown run. It marked the Titans’ seventh game in 2018 with a score on their first series (four field goals, three touchdowns). 

FIRST HALF RUSHING YARDS: The Titans rushed for 141 yards in the first half, the most for the team in the first half of a game since posting 144 yards in the first half at Buffalo on Oct. 21, 2012. 

SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK WITH 400 YARDS: The Titans totaled 426 yards against the Jaguars, including 264 rushing yards and 162 net passing yards. With 403 total yards in the previous game against the New York Jets, it marked the first time the Titans posted 400 yards in back-to-back games since 2004, when they had 542 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs (Dec. 13) and 527 yards against the Oakland Raiders (Dec. 19). 

THIRD-DOWN OFFENSE: The Titans converted seven of their 11 attempts on third down. Their 63.6-percent rate was their third performance of the season of 60 percent or better. They converted 60.0 percent at the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 21 and 75.6 percent at Dallas on Nov. 5. 

GOAL LINE STAND: In the second quarter, the Jaguars had a first-and-goal at the three-yard line. However, they were stopped short of the goal line on three runs and one incomplete pass. On fourth-and-goal at the one-yard line, rookie inside linebacker Rashaan Evans stopped running back Leonard Fournette on a carry for no gain. On the ensuing play, Derrick Henry scored for the Titans on a 99-yard run. The Titans had two more fourth-down stops in the fourth quarter. 

FIRST HALF DEFENSE: The Titans defense kept the Jaguars out of the end zone in the first half and limited them to 98 total yards, the lowest first-half total by a Titans opponent in 2018.      

THIRD-DOWN DEFENSE: The Titans defense held the Jaguars to two conversions on 12 attempts on third down. The 16.7-percent rate was the lowest by a Titans opponent in 2018.      

FOUR SACKS: For the second time in three weeks, the Titans defense recorded four total sacks. It was the defense’s fifth performance of 2018 with at least four sacks (four vs. Houston on Sept. 16; four vs. Philadelphia on Sept. 30; five at Dallas on Nov. 5; and four at Houston on Nov. 26).      

SACK BY BYARD: Safety Kevin Byard ended Jacksonville’s first series with an eight-yard sack of Jaguars quarterback Cody Kessler. It was Byard’s first sack of 2018 and the second sack of his three-year career.

CASEY’S THIRD CONSECUTIVE GAME WITH AT LEAST ONE SACK: in the second quarter, defensive tackle Jurrell Casey dropped Cody Kessler for a 12-yard loss. Then, in the third quarter, he combined with outside linebacker Sharif Finch for an 11-yard sack. On the latter play, Kessler lost the ball and it was recovered by Finch. Casey recorded his third consecutive game with at least one sack, achieving the feat for the second time in his career (2013). Casey took over the team lead with seven sacks in 2018, and his seven sacks matched the second-highest season total of his career (10.5 in 2013 and seven in 2015).

CASEY MOVES TO EIGHTH PLACE IN TEAM HISTORY: Jurrell Casey’s 1.5 sacks against the Jaguars gave him 46 sacks in his NFL career. He moved past Ted Washington (45 sacks) for eighth place on the franchise's all-time sack leaderboard. 

FINCH RECORDS FORCED FUMBLE AND RECOVERY: In the third quarter, rookie outside linebacker Sharif Finch combined with Jurrell Casey on an 11-yard sack of quarterback Cody Kessler, and Kessler lost the ball on the play. Finch was credited with his second career forced fumble and his first career fumble recovery. On the ensuing play, the Titans scored on a 54-yard run by Derrick Henry

RYAN SACK: In the fourth quarter, Titans cornerback Logan Ryan ended a Jaguars drive with a 14-yard sack on a fourth-and-nine play. Ryan increased his career-high total to three sacks in 2018.     

KERN TIES DEL GRECO: With his 151st game in a Titans uniform, punter Brett Kern tied former kicker Al Del Greco for 10th place on the team's all-time games played list.

HUGE PUNT BY KERN: Brett Kern helped flip field position late in the first half with a 62-yard punt. Then, in the fourth quarter, Kern pinned the Jaguars on their own six-yard line with a 56-yard punt.

SUCCOP GETS TO 1,000: With six points against the Jaguars on one field goal and three extra points, Ryan Succop eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark. He became the 11th active NFL player to reach 1,000 career points.

THREE PENALTIES: The Titans were flagged for only three penalties for 30 yards against the Jaguars. The three penalties tied their season low (Nov. 5 at Dallas).

INACTIVES: The Titans’ inactive list included defensive back Dane Cruikshank, running back David Fluellen, running back Jeremy McNichols, outside linebacker Kamalei Correa, guard Aaron Stinnie, tackle Tyler Marz and defensive end Matt Dickerson. Cruikshank (knee) and Fluellen (knee) were listed on the injury report prior to the contest.

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