Just when most people and analysts were ready to call him a bust, Derrick Henry broke out as the most dominant and unstoppable running back in the NFL, leading the Tennessee Titans to back-to-back playoff berths.
Henry is clearly bigger, stronger, and faster than most running backs in the history of the league. His stiff arms are like crashing into a brick wall, and he's way more skilled than he should be for a guy his size.
But, more recently, Tyler Rowland of the Locked On Titans podcast recently pointed out a stat that shows just how good and dominant he is, as he's the only player to ever rush for 200+ yards two times in a row vs. the same franchise.
Derrick Henry Is The First Running Back To Run For 200+ Yards Twice In A Row Vs. The Same Team
Henry rushed for 250 yards and 2 scores vs. the Houston Texans to build on his already impressive performance of 212 yards and 2 touchdowns in 22 carries vs. them in Week 6 of the regular season:
"Derrick Henry of course, despite that weird fumble, he has got to not get so comfortable when the Titans are blowing open holes. I mean, it was a monster hole, so he probably did not think he was going to get contacted. You just have to be careful; you just have to be careful. You cannot do that in the playoffs, but 34 carries, 250 yards, two touchdowns, just an absolute freaking monster, man. He is the first running back ever to go over 200 yards against the same team two times in a row. I mean, what else is there to say? We are watching a Hall of Famer. We are watching one of the best running backs in the history of the sport. That is what we are getting right now. He is a freak; he is a freak. He is the king, man. A monster Titan-Up for the king," Rowland said, as quoted by ClutchPoints.
Henry led the league in rushing yards (2,027), rush attempts (378), yards after contact (972), rushing touchdowns (17), and scrimmage yards (2,141), while also finishing fourth in yards per carry (5.4). So yeah, it's time to put some respect on his name as an all-time great already.