Derrick Henry notched a sixth career game of 200+ rushing yards and two touchdowns, the most in NFL history, to lead the Tennessee Titans to a 17-10 victory over the Texans of Houston. Since losing to the Bills in Week 2, the Titans have now won five straight.
King Henry once again showed he had the Texans in his back pocket, finishing the game with 219 rushing yards, his fourth straight rush of 200+ yards against Houston.
The star running back had first scored the middle finger on a 29-yard run to put the Titans in control in the second quarter, before adding a second rushing touchdown on one yard. Randy Bullock completed the scoring for the Titans with a 29-yard field goal on 4e quarter.
In the win, Derrick Henry reached the 75 career touchdown mark, passing Eddie George (74) in that chapter in Tennessee franchise history. Another historic mark, the Titans running back rushed for a sixth game of 200+ yards, joining Adrian Peterson and OJ Simpon at the top of the NFL.
With a game plan revolving around Henry, the Titans left Malik Willis’ debut as a starting quarterback in the shadows. He completed just 6 of 10 passes for a measly 55 yards through the air.
Taylor Heinicke completes the comeback
In the dying seconds of the 4th quarter, Taylor Heinicke wrapped up his final offensive series with a game-winning one-yard touchdown to give the Washington Commanders a 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Late all game, the Commanders clung to a comeback late in the 4th quarter when their kicker Joey Slye completed a 28-yard field goal to give Indianapolis a good end to the game. The quarterback from Washington then finished his evening of work with the major to allow the Commanders to sign a second win in a row. Heinicke completed 23 of 31 passes for 279 yards in the win.
For the Colts, Jonathan Taylor made 16 carries for 76 yards rushing, while Sam Ehlinger made 17 of 23 passes for 201 yards. Recall that the Colts decided to put the ball in the hands of Ehlinger for the rest of the season at the expense of Matt Ryan. The 24-year-old quarterback is a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft by the Houston Texans.
Seattle halts Giants streak
The Seattle Seahawks triumphed 27-13 over the New York Giants.
The Giants’ winning streak therefore ended at four in a row, as they suffered their first setback on the road in four outings.
The presence of DK Metcalf was doubtful for this match but he was finally in uniform. It was he who scored the first touchdown of the game by catching a 3-yard pass from Geno Smith.
Deep in his territory in the second quarter, Smith then passed to Tyler Lockett, who, however, had the ball snatched from his hands by Adoree’ Jackson. Seattle took advantage of this turnaround, Saquon Barkey going to score the touchdown to tie the game.
Lockett was then unable to catch a perfect pass to the end zone, but eventually redeemed himself in the fourth quarter by making it 20-13. Kenneth Walker III got the other major.
Seahawks linebacker Darrell Taylor didn’t complete the game after injuring a hip, and Bruce Irvin took over. Taylor is second in the NFL in fumbles caused with three.