The Tennessee Titans are getting ready to take on the Detroit Lions at noon CT on Sunday, and the Titans need Derrick Henry to be at his best.
Over the past two seasons, we’ve seen the Tennessee Titans take a big jump from a decent team to a contender. A lot of that is in part to Ryan Tannehill taking over at quarterback, but Derrick Henry has undoubtedly been a contributor to Tennessee’s success.
Without Henry, the Titans’ offense wouldn’t be nearly as good as it is right now. It seems like any time Henry has a great game, the Titans’ offense ends up scoring 30 or more points, and the Titans win.
If Henry can have another big game against the Lions, then it’s almost a guarantee that the Titans will leave with a win. The Lions’ run defense is ranked No. 28 in the NFL, and I don’t expect the Lions to have a breakout game late in the season and shut down the Titans’ run game.
Henry is looking to break the 2,000-yard mark this season and become the first Titans running back since Chris Johnson in 2008. That would be a great feat for Henry, and he will do everything he can over the next few weeks to reach that mark.
If he can do that, he will easily lock up the rushing title for the second season in a row. People were saying that it wasn’t possible for Henry to win the rushing title for two seasons in a row because of his age, but he’s not looking for any excuses as he’s on his way to do what others say he couldn’t.
The key to success for the Titans has been feed Henry, and that won’t be any different this Sunday. The Titans need to give Henry the ball, allow him to do his thing on the field to take care of the Lions.