The Green Bay Packers did a relatively good job of slowing down the NFL's leading rusher Derrick Henry on Thursday night in Week 11. But, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel still leaned on his stud back early and often with Henry still accounting for 87 rushing yards despite a 3.11 yard per carry mark.
It was the variety of Henry's skillset that made the difference in this Thursday Night Football clash and the Titans prevailed for their seventh win in the past eight weeks.
Not only did Henry pull down a pair of receptions for 45 receiving yards, but he actually dropped back for two passes. One of which found tight end Austin Hooper in the end zone. King Henry had jokes for the media following the game.
The two-time Pro Bowl running back gave himself a generous self-review, comparing his passing skills to one of the best to ever do it. "I call myself the young Peyton Manning," Henry laughed during his postgame media availability.
Thursday night wasn't the first time Henry's dropped back for passes. The two-time NFL rushing leader has attempted six passes throughout his seven-year career. Henry's gone 5-of-6 for 23 yards, 1 TD and an elite 83.3% completion percentage.
It's all fun and games for the Titans, who moved to 7-3 with this win over the Packers. Tennessee holds +2300 odds (10th) to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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