Alabama Players in the NFL Tracker Week 11: Derrick Henry Does in Ravens Again

Tua Tagovailoa is aiming to become just the second quarterback in 40 years to start career 4-0 as a rookie
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Led by former Alabama running back Derrick Henry, the Tennessee Titans overcame an 11-point deficit to defeat Baltimore, 30-24, in overtime on Sunday.

At that point of Week 11 of the season, with with two games remaining to be played on Sunday and Monday nights, there had been 33 games in which a team had overcome a deficit of at least 10 points to win this season, the most through Week 11 in NFL history.

Henry finished with 133 rushing yards, including the game-winning 29-yard touchdown in overtime.

He had also registered a 5-yard touchdown run in overtime in Week 6, making him the first player with multiple overtime rushing touchdowns in a single season in NFL history.

The Titans knocked the Ravens out of the AFC playoffs year, with Henry having 195 yards on 30 carries and threw a touchdown pass. 

Check out From One King to Another: LeBron James Salutes Derrick Henry on AllTitans and Titans Have the Last Word Over Ravens With 30-24 Overtime Victory on RavenCountry, and includes a nice shot of former Alabama offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman. 

Week 11 Preview

Tua time has taken hold of South Florida as former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is 3-0 as a starter and has the Miami Dolphins in the playoff hunt.

When he passed for 169 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, adding up to a 106.9 passer rating (note that the college and pro passer ratings are based on different statistics), he became just the second rookie quarterback during the Super Bowl era to win his first three starts without having a pass picked off.

He joined Carson Wentz in 2016.

Sunday, when Tagovailoa will see his former top target Jerry Jeudy at Denver, Tagovailoa will attempt to become only the second rookie quarterback in 40 years to win his first four NFL starts.

The player he would join is still playing. Only Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who won his first 13 starts as a rookie in 2004, owns a longer streak during that span:

The rookie starters with the most consecutive wins to begin an NFL career in the Super Bowl era (1966-present):

  • Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh, 2004, 13
  • Mike Kruczek, Pittsburgh, 1976, 6
  • Phil Simms, N.Y. Giants, 1979, 4
  • Virgil Carter, Chicago, 1968, 4
  • Tua Tagovailoa, Miami, 2020, 3*
  • *Active streak

"I'm not surprised at all," Jeudy told AllDolphins in a story about their reunion. "I've practiced with him; I've played with him. I know what he's capable of. Seeing him do it at the highest level, I'm not really surprised."

Two things to keep in mind about the Dolphins at Broncos game:

1) Tagolvailoa has five touchdowns compared to no interceptions so far this season.

2) The weather probably won't be a factor until the sun sets. The forecast is sunny, high 50 degrees, but that still may be the coldest conditions the Hawaii product has played in yet.

Week 11 Moves

  • Bills activated CB Levi Wallace from Reserve/COVID-19
  • Seahawks activated RB Bo Scarbrough from practice squad
  • Bo Scarbrough reverted back to the practice squad following the game on Thursday night
  • Cowboys placed CB Trevon Diggs on the Reserve/Injured list
  • 49ers listed DB Jared Mayden as Practice Squad/Injured, he doesn't count as filling a practice squad roster spot
  • Washington listed C Ross Pierschbacher as a practice squad protection
  • The Chiefs promoted WR Gehrig Dieter from the practice squad on Saturday
  • Bo Scarbrough placed on injured list by Seahawks.

Wallace was one of the three players activated by the Buffalo Bills after being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list prior to last week's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

He, Tyler Kroft and Dean Marlowe were all in close contacts with Josh Norman, who’s still on the list after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Rookie Dane Jackson started in Wallace's place, but left the game with an injury in the second half. The Cardinals came back and won on a dramatic Hail Mary pass into the end zone.

The Bills are on a bye this week.

With Seattle running backs Chris Carson (foot) and Travis Homer (wrist/knee/thumb) dealing with injuries, Scarbrough was promoted off the practice squad and played in Thursday night's game against the Cardinals, 1 28-21 victory.

He had six carries for 31 yards, but appeared to leave the game with a hamstring injury.

Scarbrough began the season with Detroit, only to be released on Oct. 31. He signed with the Seahawks' practice squad on Nov. 11.

Matchup of the Week

Baltimore and Tennessee have a high-profile rematch of the 2019 AFC divisional playoffs, with the Titans upending the top-seeded Ravens, 28-12, at M&T Bank Stadium.

Derrick Henry had 30 carries for 195 yards in the game, and one has to think he's going to get the rock a lot again this week. He's coming off a 103-yard performance, and has had at least 75 rushing yards and a touchdown in his last three AFC North games.

Last week, the Ravens couldn't keep Damien Harris from posting a career-high 121 rushing yard in the New England rain.

NFL Schedule Week 11

Thursday's game

Game, Kickoff time (CT), TV channel

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks, 7:20 p.m. FOX/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday's games

Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens, noon CBS

Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers, noon FOX

Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns, noon FOX

New England Patriots at Houston Texans, noon CBS

Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts, noon FOX

Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars, noon CBS

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, noon FOX

Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins, noon CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos, 3:05 p.m. CBS

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings, 3:25 p.m. FOX

Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders, 7:20 p.m. NBC

Monday's game

Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7:15 p.m. ESPN

NFL Week 11 Notes

  • Henry will likely go over 1,000 rushing yards for the season this weekend. He's second in the league behind Minnesota's Dalvin Cook (954).
  • Keep an eye on Kenyan Drake on Sunday. He's coming off a 100-yard game and had 184 scrimmage yards (a career-high 166 rushing and 18 receiving) and two touchdowns the last time he played at Seattle. He's scored seven rushing touchdowns over his last six road games.
  • Julio Jones has a long history of playing well against the Saints, including 140-plus yards in two of the last three meetings. Overall, he has 840 career receptions and needs 10 catches to become just the fourth wide receiver with 850-plus receptions during his first 10 seasons.
  • Tagovailoa and Browns tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. were both nominated for NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week. Wills tweeted that fans should vote for Tua, and Tagovailoa responded by tweeting people should vote for Wills. Wills won.

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This story will be continually updated through Monday's game