NFL Week 6: Results and Highlights from Sunday's Games
It doesn’t matter if Derrick Henry is the chicken or the egg. Has quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s efficiency in the passing game prevented teams from stacking the box, allowing Henry to reach his true potential? Or has playing with Henry made life easy for Tannehill, who had been a disappointment in Miami? Whatever it is, it’s working.
The numbers in Sunday’s overtime win over Houston were eye-popping even by Tennessee’s high standards. Tannehill passed for 364 yards and four touchdowns, which was almost an afterthought since Henry’s 264 total yards from scrimmage included a 94-yard touchdown run, a 53-yard reception in overtime and a 5-yard game-winning touchdown in which he got the ball on a direct snap with Tannehill split out as a decoy receiver.
In all, Tennessee had 601 yards of offense — just the 38th 600-yard game since 1940, according to Pro Football Reference — and is now 5-0 this season and 12-3 since Tannehill became the team’s starting quarterback last season.
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