Alabama Players in the NFL Week 6 Tracker: Derrick Henry Tops 200 Yards Again
Kristi F. Patick
Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry had another huge game Sunday.
Derrick Henry totaled a career-high 264 scrimmage yards (212 rushing, 52 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns, including a 94-yard touchdown run, during Tennessee's 42-36 overtime win over Houston.
"Thing you need to know about me, I'm looking forward," he said "If you’re in my vision, I'm trying to run past you, run through you, or make you miss. I'm going to the end zone. That's all I'm focused on.
"When I see grass, I'm thinking, ‘Let's go.’"
Henry, who also recorded 211 rushing yards in Week 17 of the 2019 season and 238 rushing yards in Week 14 of the 2018 season, is the first player to record a game with at least 200 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons in NFL history.
Henry, who also had a 99-yard touchdown run in Week 14 of the 2018 season, is the fifth player in league annals with multiple career rushing touchdowns of at least 90 yards, joining Ahman Green (two), Bo Jackson (two), Chris Johnson (two) and Lamar Miller (two).
Henry has five career rushing touchdowns of at least 70 yards, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famers Barry Sanders (five) and O.J. Simpson (five) for the third-most in NFL history. Only Johnson and Adrian Peterson, both with seven, have more.
Henry was hardly the Titans' lone offensive standout. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill passed for 364 yards and four touchdowns, while and tight end Anthony Firkser had 113 receiving yards and a touchdown
Tennessee is the third team to have a 300-yard passer, 200-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same regular-season game in league annals, joining the Cleveland Browns (Sept. 16, 2007) and Kansas City Chiefs (Jan. 1, 2006).
NFL Schedule Week 6
Monday's games (All times CT)
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills, 4 p.m., Fox/NFL/Amazon
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys, 7:15 p.m., ESPN
Matchup of the Week
Revenge games never get old, especially when in the same division. Washington safety Landon collins had 10 tackles last week, including one for a loss. The last time he faced his former team, the Giants, he had six tackles and a forced fumble. During his four seasons in New York he notched 32 passes defended, eight interceptions, three forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered.
Quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome ankle injury in the Dallas Cowboys win over the New York Giants on Sunday.
He's already had surgery and will hopefully back out on the field in the near future. But in the meantime, where do the Cowboys go from here?
What does it mean for someone like former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper?
Per Mike Fisher of CowboyMaven, Jerry Jones is already on the record as saying that his injury doesn’t change the Cowboys' Super goals.
“On the other hand,'' he continued, "this is a different year. And if you’ve ever had one that you could approach in an unorthodox way, this is it.”
Sports Illustrated host Robin Lundberg asked SI's Ben Pickman and "The Fantasy Exec" Corey Parson to break it down in the corresponding video.
NFL Week 6 Notes
• The class of rookie wide receivers, which also includes Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy, is already being heralded as being one of the best over. Combined, they're averaging 50.1 receiving yards per game, the most through Week 5 among any rookie group since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger (excluding strike seasons).
• Jeudy had 61 receiving yards and his first career touchdown during his last game (Week 4). He's aiming for his fifth straight game with 50-plus receiving yards. He's third among AFC rookies with 234 receiving yards this season.
• A big reason why the Miami Dolphins are in no rush to get Tua Tagovailoa into a game is Ryan Fitzpatrick. He's already had three 300-yard games this season and with one more he'll join Hall of Famer Dan Marino as the only Dolphins quarterbacks ever to pass for 300-plus yards in three straight games. Last week he threw for 350 yards, completing 78.6 percent of his passes, with three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
• Patriots running back Damien Harris posted his first 100-yard game with making his season debut during Week 4.
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This story will be continually updated through Monday's games