Move over, Tony Dorsett. You have company.
For 36 years, the Dallas Cowboys’ Hall of Fame running back had stood alone with the longest run in NFL history. That all changed Thursday night at Nissan Stadium against the Jacksonville Jaguars, when the Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Henry etched his name alongside Dorsett’s in the NFL record book.
Immediately after the Titans’ defense stuffed the Jaguars for a goal-line stand, Henry went on his epic touchdown run that put clown pants on the Jaguars’ once-vaunted defense.
Henry burst through the left side of the line of scrimmage, gave a soul-crushing stiff arm to A.J. Bouye, then tossed aside Leon Jacobs and finally out ran Myles Jack for the record-tying 99-yard touchdown run.
Obviously, Henry’s run is a Titans franchise record, but — amazingly — only by five yards. Chris Johnson had a 94-yard touchdown run against the New York Jets in 2012.
Henry’s record-tying touchdown run comes just two weeks after the Houston Texans’ Lamar Miller had a 97-yard touchdown run against the Titans on Monday Night Football. It is also the third 90-plus yard touchdown run in the last 11 days. Adrian Peterson had a 90-yard touchdown run against the Eagles on Monday night.
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