Tennessee Titans' Derrick Henry rushes for 2,000 yards, eighth player in NFL history to do so
He eclipsed the mark with another monster game against the Texans in Sunday's regular-season finale, rushing for 250 yards in the Titans' 41-38 win.
Henry finished with 2,027 yards. He joins Eric Dickerson (2,105), Adrian Peterson (2,097), Jamal Lewis (2,066), Barry Sanders (2,053), Terrell Davis (2,008), Chris Johnson (2,006) and O.J. Simpson (2,003) as players to have reached the milestone.
The Titans now have two players on that list, as Johnson hit the mark in 2009.
Henry got to 2,000 yards with his third 200-yard rushing game this season. He is only the fifth player to accomplish that feat, joining Earl Campbell (four in 1980), Simpson (1973), Tiki Barber (2005) and Jay Ajayi (2016).
Henry also became the sixth player since 1948 to rush for at least 1,000 yards on the road in a season, joining some all-time greats.
The list includes Jim Brown (1963), Simpson (1975), Dickerson (1984), Gerald Riggs (1985) Sanders (1997) and Peterson (2012).
Henry entered Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Texans with 971 rushing yards on the road this season. He quickly passed the 1,000-yard mark with a 52-yard touchdown run to start the second quarter.
Henry also moved into second place behind Earl Campbell in single-season rushing touchdowns in franchise history. He has 17 rushing touchdowns this season, while Campbell scored 19 in 1979.
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