Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has established himself as one of the greatest players in the NFL over the past couple of Madden nfl 21 coins decades, but throughout the regular-season finale against the Houston Texans this Sunday, he officially etched his name in NFL history. From the fourth quarter of Tennessee's Week 17 matchup against Houston, Henry became just the eighth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in one season, reaching the 2,000-yard mark on a second-and-5 carry that resulted in six yards with the Titans downward 35-31.
The last player to combine the record was Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns with the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. The Titans will be the only franchise to have two gamers achieve this feat.
Henry came into Week 17 needing 223 rushing yards to reach 2,000 on the year. While that single-game goal might have sounded unlikely for most running backs, Henry is not the same creature. Not only does he average a whopping 118.5 yards each game, but he has rushed for over 200 yards in one match four distinct times in his career in the regular season -- including earlier this year after the Titans hosted the Texans in Nashville.
Henry, who had been drafted by the Titans in the next round of the 2016 NFL Draft from Alabama, has been the face of the franchise, and has carried this business to new heights. Only last year in the playoffs, he rushed for 182 yards against the New England Patriots after which 195 yards against the Baltimore Ravens to take the Titans to the AFC Championship game. It was enough for Henry to buy Madden 21 coins secure a new extension this offseason, and he rewarded the Titans by placing up career-high numbers.