— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) September 8, 2019
Tennessee was desperately in need of an answer to a David Njoku 3-yard touchdown reception that put the Browns up 15-13 with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter. Henry caught the pass and allowed Rodger Saffold to wipe out one of the Browns defensive backs before he outraced everyone for the touchdown, reaching a max speed of 20.93 mph, according to NFL Next Gen Stats.
Derrick Henry’s touchdown reception. I think every defender except 58 (and maybe 21) is moving left to right at the time of the pass.
— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) September 8, 2019
With Henry doing all of the work, the long touchdown play tied for the longest completion for Marcus Mariota’s career. Mariota only had five passes of 40 yards or more last year. Henry’s 75-yard touchdown along with 51- and 47-yard receptions by rookie wideout A.J. Brown gives him three in the season opener.
Henry also had a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. It’s the first game of his career in which he has posted a rushing and receiving TD.
His 75-yard TD reception put the Titans up 22-13.