Henry runs into record book as Ti­tans rout Jaguars

The News Tribune - - Sports/weather - BY TERESA M. WALKER Associated Press

NASHVILLE, TENN.

Der­rick Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-ty­ing 99-yard touch­down run and the Ten­nessee Ti­tans routed the Jack­sonville Jaguars 30-9 on Thurs­day night to stay in the play­off chase.

And that was just part of Henry’s amaz­ing night.

Henry tied Tony Dorsett’s 99-yarder on Jan. 3, 1983, for Dal­las against Min­nesota for the long­est TD run in NFL history. Henry ran to his left and ran up the side­line, stif­farm­ing first Jaguars cor­ner­back A.J. Bouye, then rookie line­backer Leon Ja­cobs twice and fi­nally a shove to line­backer Myles Jack to fin­ish off the TD.

The 2015 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner, cel­e­brated by strik­ing the Heis­man pose not once, but twice.

Henry set a fran­chise record with 238 yards on just 16 car­ries, top­ping the pre­vi­ous mark of 228 yards set by Chris John­son in 2009 against yes, the Jaguars.

With the rout and sec­ond win in a row, the Ti­tans (7-6) stayed in AFC play­off con­tention with their fourth straight vic­tory over their old­est di­vi­sion ri­val. They’ve won six of their last seven against Jack­sonville.

The Jaguars (4-9) have lost eight of their last nine.

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