Jacksonville Jaguars 9-30 Tennessee Titans: Derrick Henry scores 99-yard touchdown
Last Updated: 07/12/18 11:58am
Derrick Henry tied an NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown run and rushed for a franchise-record 238 yards on 17 carries as the Tennessee Titans kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 on Thursday Night Football.
Henry also matched a franchise record with four rushing touchdowns as Tennessee (7-6) won their second game in a row to move within a half-game of the Baltimore Ravens for the second AFC wild-card spot.
The defeat was Jacksonville's (4-9) eighth in nine games, and ensures the Jaguars earn a seventh losing season in eight years.
Henry's 99-yard jaunt, which tied the mark set by Dallas' Tony Dorsett at Minnesota in January 1983, came on the first play in the second-quarter after Leonard Fournette was stopped for no gain by Rashaan Evans on fourth-and-goal to deny the Jaguars the lead.
Henry burst free off the left tackle and broke three tackles on his way to the record book, stiff-arming A.J. Bouye to the ground around the Tennessee 25-yard line.
Myles Jack tried and failed to bring Henry down at the Jacksonville 20 as the crowd roared. The play gave Tennessee a 13-2 lead with seven minutes left in the first half.
Ryan Succop's 33-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the half made it 16-2 at the break. Henry ended the game in the third quarter with touchdown runs of 16 and 54 yards less than two minutes apart, upping the margin to 30-2.
Henry had a chance for a fifth touchdown, but his third-down run from the Jaguars' two-yard line was stopped for a one-yard loss. Jaguars quarterback Cody Kessler completed 25 of 43 passes for 240 yards and had a seven-yard consolation scoring strike to Dede Westbrook late in the third quarter.
Jacksonville's other points came on a safety with 59 seconds left in the first quarter when punt returner Cameron Batson muffed the ball and was tackled in the end zone.
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Jaguars 0-7 Titans: Derrick Henry three-yard run (Ryan Succop extra point good)
Jaguars 2-7 Titans: Cameron Batson tackled in end zone by Leon Jacobs for a Safety
Jaguars 2-13 Titans: Henry 99-yard run (Succop extra point no good)
Jaguars 2-16 Titans: Succop 33-yard field goal
Jaguars 2-23 Titans: Henry 16-yard run (Ryan Succop extra point good)
Jaguars 2-30 Titans: Henry 54-yard run (Ryan Succop extra point good)
Jaguars 7-30 Titans: Cody Kessler seven-yard pass to Dede Westbrook (Josh Lambo extra point good)
Game's key stats
|Passing||C/A Yds TD Int||Passing||C/A Yds TD Int|
|Cody Kessler||25/43 240 1 0||Marcus Mariota||18/24 162 0 1|
|Rushing||Att Yds TD||Rushing||Att Yds TD|
|Leonard Fournette||14 36 0||Derrick Henry||17 238 4|
|Receiving||Rec Yds TD||Receiving||Rec Yds TD|
|Dede Westbrook||7 88 1||Taywan Taylor||5 59 0|
|Keelan Cole||3 55 0||Dion Lewis||5 39 0|
|Donte Moncrief||5 47 0||Corey Davis||2 21 0|
|Total yards||255||Total yards||426|
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