Derrick Henry had his biggest first half ever as a Titan, surpassing 5,000 career rushing yards against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Henry needed 88 rushing yards and surpassed the 5,000-yard mark on a 31-yard run with four minutes left in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium.
He finished the first half with 17 carries for 140 yards and three scores, becoming the second player in franchise history, first since Lorenzo White on Dec. 9, 1990, vs. Cleveland, to have three touchdowns rushing in the first half.
Henry carried 27 times for 178 yards and the three scores in a 45-26 win over the Colts.
He has rushed for at least three touchdowns three times in his five-year career and marked his 20th 100-yard game. Henry joined Eddie George (10,009), Earl Campbell (8,574) and Chris Johnson (7,965) in the Oilers-Titans 5,000-yard rushing club.
With his performance Sunday, Henry has three seasons with over 1,000 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns rushing, only Campbell has more in franchise history (5).
During Week 2, Henry surpassed 4,000 yards on the ground in a 33-30 win at Nissan Stadium over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 20. He carried 25 times for 84 yards.
Henry rushed for over 100 yards six times coming into Sunday’s game and exploded for 212 yards, including a 94-yard touchdown rushing, in a 42-36 win over the Houston Texans in Nashville. He became the first player in NFL history with 200-yard rushing games in three consecutive seasons.
Henry marked career-highs in 2019 and led the NFL in carries, 303; rushing yards, 1,540; and rushing touchdowns, 16.
The Titans selected the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.