It’s no secret that Derrick Henry is a beast on the gridiron. His athleticism is getting the attention of many, including that of Dalvin Cook.
It appears that both of these running backs are in the hunt for this year’s rushing title. There’s been a lot of talk on social media, as always, about who deserves the title.
“Dalvin Cook says he sees talk about the rushing title on social media,” Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network tweets. “I see it. I see the work Derrick Henry’s putting in. He’s putting up some big numbers [laughter]!”
Derrick Henry Leads Rushing Yards
After Week 14, it’s the Tennessee Titan that leads the NFL in rushing yards with 1532. Minnesota Viking Dalvin Cook follows Henry with 1352 yards. Jacksonville’s James Robinson with 1035 is third. Ronald Jones II and Nick Chubb round out the list with 900 and 881 yards.
Henry’s working on defending his rushing title from last year. Many are wondering if the running back can get to 2,000 yards. After working some numbers, he can do it but he needs to keep up the pace.
According to The Tennessean, he needs to rush 156 yards per game in the next three games. That will give him 468 rushing yards.
The 26-year-old has now topped 1,000 yards in three straight years.
As far as what’s ahead for Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans, they will take on the Detroit Lions this Sunday. Then they travel to Green Bay for Week 16 and Houston to round out the season.
How Does Dalvin Cook Stack-Up
Despite being sidelined for an injury, Cook is keeping pace with Henry. He remains a key piece in the Minnesota Viking’s offense.
The 25-year-old averages 5-yards per carry on the season with 1,352 rushing yards. Also, let’s not forget about his 14 touchdowns.
Does Henry think about Dalvin? You bet. He said this last month, “Dalvin Cook is having a phenomenal season. Right now, I would say he’s the best back in football. Just week after week, always dominating. Always having a great game. Running the ball. Catching the ball. Very explosive.”
And for now, we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out between No. 22. and No. 33.