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Derrick Henry crosses century mark in first half vs. Patriots

The Patriots don’t have an answer for Derrick Henry’s power running in the Wild Card round.

New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont’a Hightower tackles Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Both the Titans and Patriots were held scoreless in the third quarter and Henry has slowed down a little. He was held to 26 rushing yards on nine carries as his team continued to struggle throwing the football.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is off to a strong start against the New England Patriots and eclipsed 100 yards on the ground in the first half of Saturday’s Wild Card matchup. He totaled 106 rushing yards on 14 carries at the break.

Henry tallied an impressive 75 rushing yards in Tennessee’s final drive of the first half, and capped that off with score. He carried Titans’ offense to a 14-13 lead, as he also notched 22 receiving yards on one reception at the midway point of the contest. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill managed to throw a touchdown pass against New England, but has only thrown for 59 yards on 5-of-9 passing.

Tennessee has continued to pound the ground and run some clock against the Patriots’ stingy defense, and there’s nothing the home team can do to stop it.