Jim Wyatt, SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans running back Derrick Henry ran for 238 yards and four touchdowns on Thursday night against the Jaguars.
The 238 rushing yards set a new franchise record, breaking Chris Johnson’s mark of 228 yards against the Jaguars in 2009.
The morning after, Titans Online takes a look at his 17 carries, and what happened on each play:
First quarter/1st and 10 from Jaguars 19
Henry lines up behind tight end/fullback Luke Stocker. Takes handoff from quarterback Marcus Mariota, heads to left and into a big hole. Makes one guy miss, and it takes two Jaguars to get him down. Gains 14 yards, to the Jacksonville five-yard line.
First quarter/1st and goal from Jaguars 5
Henry lines up behind Stocker. Heads to his right, is tackled in pile after picking up two yards.
First quarter/2nd and 3 from the Jaguars 3
Mariota lines up in shotgun, and hands the ball to Henry, who explodes up the middle, to the left of center Ben Jones and behind right guard Josh Kline. TOUCHDOWN Titans.
First quarter/1st and 10 from the Titans 19
Henry lines up behind Mariota. Takes handoff and heads to left in between left guard Quinton Spain and left tackle Taylor Lewan, eludes Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack and shoves Jaguars cornerback D.J. Hayden off him as he heads out of bounds. Nice block by receiver Tajae Sharpe on the play. Five-yard gain.
First quarter/2nd and 8 from Titans 39
Mariota lines up in shotgun, with Henry behind him, to his right. Henry takes the handoff, avoids Jack near the line of scrimmage, and gets close to the first down marker before Hayden brings him down. Six-yard gain.
Second quarter/1st and 10 from Titans 1
Lines up behind Mariota in backfield. Takes handoff, then bounces to left where he found open space. Gets a great block from tight end MyCole Pruitt, who blocked Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith from the line of scrimmage to the 20-yard line. Henry stiff-arms Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye at the 20-yard line, knocking him back. Across midfield, Henry throws Jaguars linebacker Leon Jacobs off of him, and to the ground. Further downfield, around the 20-yard line, he squares off with Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack, and stiff-arms his way past him before running into the end zone, where he’s mobbed by teammates for a 99-yard TOUCHDOWN run.
(It was the second 99-yard run in NFL history, tying Tony Dorsett’s record-setting touchdown run for the Dallas Cowboys against the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 3, 1983. It was also the team record, topping Johnson’s 94-yard touchdown run against the Jets in 2012).
Halftime: Derrick Henry (6 carries, 129 yards, 21.5-yard average, 2 TDs).
Third quarter/1st and 10 from Titans 32
Henry lines up behind Mariota. Takes handoff and is greeted by a host of Jaguars, gains two yards before being brought to the ground.
Third quarter/1st and 10 from Jaguars 45
Henry lines up behind Mariota, takes handoff from Mariota and spins his way for a three-yard gain before being tackled. Sets his career-high for rushing yards on the play, which got him to 134 rushing yards on the day.
Third quarter/2nd and 7 from Jaguars 42
Henry lines up in Wildcat, and takes direct snap from center Ben Jones. Mariota lines up wide to the left. Henry gets ball and explodes between Stocker and Pruitt. Henry breaks two tackles and is finally brought down after a 15-yard gain. Left guard Quinton Spain and Ben Jones put their men on their back on the play.
Third quarter/1st and 10 from Jaguars 16
Henry lines up in backfield, takes handoff from Mariota and runs in between right guard Kline and center Ben Jones right through the heart of the Jaguars defense for a 16-yard TOUCHDOWN. Receiver Corey Davis makes a nice block around the five-yard line.
Third quarter/1st and 10 from Titans 46
Henry lines up behind Mariota, takes handoff and bounces to his right, past Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Stocker seals his man off on the right side of the line. Henry then races down the Titans sideline, gets a block from Davis, and then blows past a half-dozen pursuing Jaguars. Jacksonville linebacker Smith lunges toward him around the 20 but misses him as Henry heads to his fourth TOUCHDOWN of the night.
Fourth quarter/1st and 10 from Titans 40
Henry lines up in backfield, and takes handoff. Is stopped in the backfield for a three-yard loss.
Fourth quarter/2nd and 13 from Titans 37
Henry lines up in backfield behind Mariota, takes handoff and is greeted by two Jaguars, falls forward for a one-yard gain.
Fourth quarter/1st and 10 from Jaguars 25
Henry lines up in backfield, takes handoff from Mariota and heads to his right. Stopped after one-yard gain.
Fourth quarter/2nd and 9 from Jaguars 24
Henry lines up in backfield, takes pitch from Mariota, stiff-arms a Jaguars defender and then drags Jack with him on a 10-yard gain.
Fourth quarter/1st and 10 from Jaguars 14
Henry lines up in backfield, takes handoff from Mariota and bounces to his right. Gets nice block from Pruitt on the outside. Stiff-arms Ramsey to the ground, and Ramsey goes low to tackle him by the ankles on an 11-yard gain. Henry broke the Titans single-game rushing record on this play. He heads off the field with the football.
Fourth quarter/3rd and 2 from Jaguars 2
Henry lines up behind Mariota, takes pitch from Mariota and is knocked out of bounds by a group of Jaguars, who celebrated wildly, like they’d done it all night. They hadn’t.
Henry’s night: 17 carries, 238 yards, 14.0-yard average, four TDs.