EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — running-back Derrick Henry yet more revealed why he should function as the train the Tennessee Titans ride to close out the regular season with yet another outstanding performance in 17-0 win against the nyc Giants. His 33 carries for 170 yards helped the Titans defy the cold, rainy conditions at MetLife Stadium. Tennessee (8-6) controlled the game from the start with a power rushing attack.
After not clearing 100 rushing yards at any one of those first 12 matches this season, Henry had another 100-yard rushing total in the first half. He became the 3rd player in the past 15 seasons to own 125 or more rushing yards in consecutive matches. Running back Frank Gore realized the feat with the 49ers at 2006, and Adrian Peterson did exactly precisely the same in 2012 with the Vikings.
Henry followed up his franchise record breaking 238-yard rushing performance against the Jaguars in Week 14 with helping the following physical this time around against the defense of New York is delivered by the Titans.
“Earl Campbell, he’s a beast. I found a chance to speak with him; he’s a legend in my own mind,” Henry said. “To be mentioned together his name is a dream become a reality. We focus on being more efficient. I can feel at our groove for us. The offensive line is becoming a push, and I am efficient in the run game due to the men”
According to Info and ESPN Stats, Henry’s 2-1 carries were the maximum at the initial half since Cedric Benson had 22 carries for the Bengals. Before Sunday, the season high of Henry was 18.
“They piled the box usand we obstructed the guys we could,” said Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan. He has been a stud two matches. Iam quite impressed by him as a football player.”
Henry’s two touchdowns gave him 1-2 in 2013, which left him the first Titans running back once again to have longer or 10 since Tennessee Tennessee speedster Chris Johnson achieved it.
The defense balanced that the equation by shutting out the Giants (59 ), the seventh time newyork quarterback Eli Manning was shut out of his career. Tennessee defensive coordinator Dean Pees dialed some timely blitzes from the secondary that resulted in sacks by safety Kevin Byard along with cornerback Logan Ryan.
Byard also chipped in with his third interception of the season. Titans outside linebacker Kamalei Correa sacked Manning inducing a fumble — ny’s next turnover of the game.
Tennessee kept lively rookie running back Saquon Barkley from becoming one variable, swarming into the football all game. The Titans held Barkley into minus-8 yards on three carries in the first quarter and he finished with 14 carries for 31 yards.
“We wanted to come in here and play physical football the whole game. I think we got after those guys and you also may view the frustration in his face,” linebacker Wesley Woodyard stated. “I still think he’s among the best backs in the league. You can see his ability, but containing and quitting No. 26 [Barkley] was that the top goal”
The persuasive win was a leading group effort in all stages. The game football was called by woodyard. Punter Brett Kern was one of the most effective players contrary to the Giants, averaging 44 metres per cent and pinning nyc profound within its own land multiple moments.
The Titans are firing on all cylinders using a physical style of play that is ideal for winning matches on the road late at the season just like they did. They have won three straight and stayed in contention for a playoff spot in the AFC, even though they require keep winning and also receive help get in. The following game is at home on Saturday against the Washington Redskins.
“we can not worry about the playoffs. It’s 1 game at one time 1 snap. We have to lock in.”