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Derrick Henry Makes NFL History With Big Week 11 Performance

Tyler Maher
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry had a historic performance in Week 11.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry had a historic performance in Week 11. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Primetime games are the perfect opportunity for NFL superstars to shine in front of a national audience, and that's exactly what Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry did on Thursday.

The NFL's leading rusher turned in another huge performance on Thursday Night Football, rushing for one touchdown and passing for another as the Titans took down the Packers, 27-17, at Lambeau Field.

While Henry's passing TD may have been more memorable, it was his rushing TD that made NFL history.

Derrick Henry Week 11

Henry's rushing score was his 10th of the season, giving him five straight years with double-digit TDs on the ground. Only four other players in NFL history have had such a streak.

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The 28-year-old's scoring prowess isn't surprising given his heavy workload and overwhelming size. Henry has topped 200 rushing attempts in each of the last five years as well and is often used near the goal line, where he uses his 6-foot-3, 247-pound frame to bulldoze his way into the end zone.

Henry's dominance is a big reason why the Titans are 7-3 this year and are once again in contention for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Despite having a lackluster supporting cast around him, Henry is one of the few elite running backs in the NFL who's capable of putting an offense on his back.

At the end of the day, Tennessee will go as far as Henry can carry them. The Titans currently have the 10th-best Super Bowl odds (+2300) on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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