NASHVILLE – Titans running back Derrick Henry’s 99-yard touchdown run against the Jaguars last December was one for the history books – and the highlight reel.
Henry, in fact, has seen it so many times he’s actually tired of watching it himself.
“I’m sure (the Jaguars) are, because I am tired of seeing it – so I know for sure they are,” Henry said of the play. “It’s over with, man. It was a great moment, and I appreciate it. I cherish it. But it’s time to move on now.
“I’m sure (their coaches) show it to them every day, because it’s all people talk about. I am sure they are going to be locked in and ready to go.”
The Titans face the Jaguars on Thursday night in Jacksonville.
But first, a quick rewind: From the one-yard line on December 6, Henry exploded up the middle and then he put his powerful stiff-arm to use. In space, Henry stiff-armed Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye, before racing downfield, where he threw Jaguars linebacker Leon Jacobs off of him and to the ground. Further downfield he squared off with Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack, and stiff-armed him away as well before running into the end zone for a touchdown in the team’s 30-9 win.
Henry broke the franchise record for most rushing yards in a game (238) in the contest while turning in one of the best individual performances in the stadium’s history. Chris Johnson previously held the single-game total with 228 yards in a game against the Jaguars during the 2009 season.
Henry scored on touchdown runs of three, 16, 54 and 99 yards that night on just 17 carries.
What will Henry do for an encore?
“I am not really caught up into what happened last year – it’s just another game, and another opportunity against a good defense,” Henry said of the Jaguars. “It’s a short week against a division opponent so it should be fun. I just have to go out there and play my game.”
Henry, who has 165 yards in the team’s first two games this season, leads all NFL running backs with 750 yards and nine touchdowns since Week 14 of last year.
He knows what the Titans will be faced with on Thursday night.
“They are always physical,” Henry said of the Jaguars. “They have a lot of physical guys on their defense – on the d-line, linebacker, and on the back end. So we have to be ready to face a physical defense and we just have to go out there and play our game. I just want to be consistent in my play and help this team win.”
Titans running back Derrick Henry carries 17 times for a franchise-record 238 yards and four touchdowns in Tennessee's 30-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football in 2018.