Derrick Henry picks up Offensive Player of the Month honor
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was named October’s AFC Offensive Player of the Month, the NFL announced on Thursday.
The former Alabama star enjoyed a solid 3-game stretch as the Titans sit at 5-1 and atop the AFC South standings. In a 42-16 win over Buffalo on Oct. 13, he ran the ball 19 times for 57 yards and 2 touchdowns. He would go on to explode for 212 yards on just 22 carries, adding 2 more touchdowns in a wild 42-36 overtime win over Houston on Oct. 18. He capped the month off with a 20-carry, 75-yard performance in a loss to Pittsburgh on Oct. 25 as he added a 5th touchdown in 3 games.
All told, the 5th-year veteran has run 143 times for 663 yards and 7 touchdowns this season, putting him 112 yards clear of Kansas City Chiefs rookie and former LSU standout Clyde Edwards-Helaire for the league lead in rushing yards. He is looking to record a 2nd straight NFL rushing title.
Henry and the Titans return to action on Sunday, when they travel to take on Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals at 1 pm ET at Paul Brown Stadium.