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Longest Two Runs in NFL History

Adrian, Michigan– Derrick Henry just put together the greatest performance of his NFL Career. On prime time, the Titan rushed for 238 yards and added four rushing touchdowns. During the course of the game, he broke off an unbelievable 99 yard touchdown score- which is now tied for the longest in NFL history. If you just want to see his run, scroll to the bottom of the article. It’s down there.

The only other player to ever go 99 yards was Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett. That play happened in January of 1983, when Dorsett managed to pull off the incredible feat- despite the fact that Dallas only had 10 players in on offense. Just like Henry, Dorsett had to go through some defenders to get to the end zone.

Twitter exploded after the run, with lots of people comparing it to when Marshawn Lynch bulldozed the Saints defense in the playoffs in his infamous “BeastQuake” touchdown. Derrick Henry ran for just 17 fewer yards than the Jaguars’ total offense (255).

The Titans were much more effective on the ground with DeMarco Murray helping to shoulder the load. The Dion Lewis-Henry duo hasn’t been nearly as effective for the team. Entering today, Henry was averaging 3.7 yards per carry. His longest rush of the year was just 16 yards. Adding a 99-yard touchdown to his resume is a great stat stuffer, a huge boost in confidence, and a good way to get him back in teh swing of things for Tennessee.

The Alabama Alum hit the Heisman pose after scoring. Henry was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2015, and his celebration was pretty timely with the 2018 Heisman Trophy to be awarded this weekend. The Jaguars’ season is essentially over, but the Titans still have a chance in the Wild Card race. The Titans are now 7-6. They entered the contest 6-6, just a game behind the 7-5 Ravens for the second Wild Card spot.

Henry’s touchdown will be remembered as a crucial part of Tennessee keeping playoff hopes alive.

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