For the second straight week, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry slayed an AFC monster. This time, Henry’s Titans shocked the top seed Baltimore Ravens 28-12 on Saturday night in the AFC Divisional playoffs.
Henry carried 30 times for 195 yards and threw (YES, THREW) a touchdown pass in Tennessee’s upset victory. As a result, he became the first running back in league history to rush for 175 yards in consecutive playoff games. Last week, he roughed up the New England Patriots for 182 yards and a touchdown.
While Henry took care of business on the offensive side, Tennessee’s defense kept the presumed NFL MVP, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, in check. Even though the Ravens gained 530 yards of total offense, the Titans defense kept them out of the end zone on Saturday night.
The 14-2 Ravens, who according to Football Outsiders graded out as one of the greatest regular season teams in NFL history, finished just 1 of 4 in the redzone.
Jackson finished with 365 yards passing and 143 yards rushing on 20 carries. He became the first player in NFL history to finish with at least 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in a postseason game.
Nonetheless, Tennessee had the last laugh on the 14-2 Ravens. The Titans will take on either Kansas City or Houston in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday afternoon.
Despite going 9-7 during the regular season, the Titans hold regular season wins over the Chiefs and Texans (albeit a rested version of the Texans in Week 17).