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How good was Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry’s game on Saturday night in the AFC playoffs?

With 182 rushing yards and 22 receiving yards, the former Alabama All-American accounted for 73.6 percent of the Titans’ yardage in their 20-13 victory over the New England Patriots. Only one player in postseason history has provided a greater portion of his team’s yards from scrimmage (gained rushing and receiving). Eric Dickerson accounted for 76.5 percent of the Los Angeles Rams’ scrimmage yards when he ran for an NFL postseason record 248 yards in a 20-0 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Jan. 4, 1986.

Henry’s 204 yards from scrimmage were the most given up by the Patriots to one player in their 41 playoff games under coach Bill Belichick.

In Tennessee’s previous playoff game, New England limited Henry to 28 yards on 12 rushing attempts and 21 yards on three receptions in a 35-14 victory on Jan. 13, 2017. That came after Henry had 156 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards in a 22-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs the previous week.

Saturday night’s performance made Henry the first player in NFL postseason history with more than one 150-yard rushing game on the road, and his 444 yards from scrimmage rank second in the Super Bowl era for a player’s first three playoff games (behind running back Arian Foster’s 501 for the Houston Texans).

And Henry’s big game on Saturday night came against the defense that gave up the fewest points and the fewest yards in the NFL during the 2019 regular season.

“My approach is always the same against any defense,” Henry said after Saturday night’s game. “They’d been doing a great job all year, so I knew I just had to go out there and do my job at the best of my abilities to be efficient, but it was going to take all 11 of us. …

“I think we just wanted to put efficient drives together. Everybody just do their job. Beat the man in front of you, be physical, and I think that’s what we tried to do as we were moving the ball down the field. ”

Henry’s 34 carries set a career high.

“It’s a lot of confidence in his ability, his toughness, his durability,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “He cares a lot about this football team. I’m lucky to get to coach him and these players.”

Tennessee threw 16 passes against New England, the fewest for a team in a playoff victory in 10 years.

“That has to be the formula,” Vrabel said about the Titans’ reliance on the run. “When we look at things and we study it … to be able to run the football and to stop the run was huge. We’re appreciative of everything (Henry) does and the offensive line and the tight ends and fullbacks. It takes all 11 to run the football, but certainly Derrick’s a huge part of that.”

Even with Henry’s dominance, though, the game went down to the wire, with a interception returned for a touchdown with nine seconds left adding six points to the final margin.

“That’s the way we like it,” Henry said. “We don’t want nothing easy. We want it gritty. We want it dirty. That’s the mentality we’ve got to have. My main focus is finishing each and every drive.”

The Titans will play the Baltimore Ravens, at 7:15 p.m. CST Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.

The Ravens are the No. 1 seed in the AFC field and had a first-round bye this weekend. The Titans are the No. 6 seed and got into the postseason by winning their regular-season finale.

“I don’t think nobody expected nothing from us,” Henry said. “Keep that underdog mentality and just stay hungry. Just keep believing in each other because all of us in that building, all of us together, we’re the ones that’ve got to make it happen no matter what anybody writes or what anybody says. We’re the ones that have to go out there and do it each and every day, each practice, each play and just keep believing in each other. Like I told them: Why not us? Why we can’t do it? That’s what we’re going to keep — that same mentality — and keep working.”

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NASHVILLE — The Titans returned to the practice field on Christmas Eve at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.

Here’s a look at three quick hits from Tuesday:

The Return of Darius Jennings

Darius Jennings was back on the practice field, one day after being re-signed by the team.

“It’s an early present,” Jennings said. “I am ready. I am in the same shape I was in when I first went out the door, so I want to come back in here, bring energy to the group, and do what they ask me to do.”

Jennings was added to the active roster on Monday, one day after return man Kalif Raymond was placed in concussion protocol after taking a hit in Sunday’s game against the Saints.

Raymond will be monitored throughout the week.

Jennings handled the team’s kickoff return duties the first seven games of this season, returning seven kicks for a 21.0-yard average, before being released after Raymond was added. Jennings also had two catches for 17 yards.

Jennings handled kickoff returns for the Titans in 2018, returning 22 kicks for 698 yards (31.7 average), including a 94-yard return for a touchdown in a game at Miami. His 31.7-yard average set the franchise record.

“I just want to take advantage of any opportunity I can to help the team,” Jennings said. “Guys welcomed me back with open arms, so that feels good. It’s kind of like I never left.”

Injury Update

The Titans held a scaled back walk-through practice on Tuesday, and only the stretch portion of practice was open.

The only player not on the field in uniform was Raymond.

The rest of the Titans were present, including cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, receiver Adam Humphries, receiver Corey Davis, running back Derrick Henry, defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons and linebacker Daren Bates. Davis left Sunday’s game with a concussion while the other five players didn’t play because of injuries.

“We’re going to try to just prepare the best way that we know how,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of Tuesday’s session. “It’ll be scaled back (today). We played a short time ago. The player’s bodies aren’t used to practicing on Tuesday with a Sunday game. Again, I think it’s been great. I think the players have been focused already today in meetings, what we think that the keys are going to be and how they need to understand and execute the game plan. We’ll have an opportunity to practice it, we’ll have an opportunity to meet about it after practice. I’ll let these guys spend some much-needed time with their families, and then be able to come back in on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to clean up, continue to game plan and prepare to win.”

Practice Squad Additions

The Titans added running back Shaun Wilson to the team’s practice squad on Tuesday.

The Titans on Tuesday also re-signed running back Dalyn Dawkins to the team’s practice squad.

Wilson (5-9, 185) entered the NFL last year as an undrafted college free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played five games as a rookie with the Bucs and totaled six carries for 29 yards and seven kickoff returns for 122 yards. Wilson was waived by Tampa Bay in June and signed by the Washington Redskins in July, before being placed on injured reserve in August and waived in November. Wilson was a two-year starter at Duke, where he tallied 2,463 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. He also recorded 725 receiving yards on 81 receptions and 1,697 kickoff return yards.

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NASHVILLE — The Titans returned to the practice field on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Saturday’s playoff game against the New England Patriots.

Here’s a look at three quick hits from Wednesday:

Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey has seen two sides of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

In the 2017 season’s playoffs, Casey saw Brady pick the Titans apart. Brady completed 35-of-53 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns in New England’s 35-14 win.

The Titans didn’t sack Brady once.

Last November, however, the Titans flustered Brady in a 34-10 win. The Titans sacked Brady three times and were credited with seven quarterback hits in that game as Brady completed just 21 of his 41 passes.

The key on Saturday, Casey said, starts with pressuring Brady.

“We have to make sure we keep him frustrated throughout the whole game, not just the first quarter,” Casey said. “From the first quarter all the way through the fourth quarter we have to make sure it is uncomfortable for him.

“The difference between those two games is one they had the upper-hand and they blew us out and the other we returned the favor and we blew them out. It depends on who can control the middle of the pocket.”

Brady is the all-time postseason leader in games played (40), wins (30), completions (1,005), pass yards (11,179) and touchdown passes (73). He has 16 playoff games with 300-plus pass yards, the most in NFL history.

On Saturday, he’ll aim for hi 13th postseason game in a row with 250-plus pass yards.

“You have to get into the pocket and put pressure on him as much as you can,” Casey said of Brady. “We have to get him rattled and get him frustrated as much as we can. Without getting to him, we are bound to lose this game. So the biggest key is to get to him as much as we can.”

Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was listed as a full participant in practice for the second straight day.

Jackson hasn’t played since suffering a foot injury in the team’s December 1 game against the Colts. He’s been limited in some practices, but been sidelined in most.

Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Jackson’s return would give the team an important piece.

“He’s a cover guy, that’s his skill level,” Pees said of Jackson. “His forte has always been to be able to get up and play coverage and play man-to-man and be able to press guys and hopefully he is healthy enough to do that and we can use him that way.”

Logan Ryan, Tramaine Brock, Tye Smith and LeShaun Sims have worked at cornerback in recent weeks.

Receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) did not practice again on Wednesday.

Right tackle Jack Conklin (knee) was added to the Injury Report, and listed as limited.

Receiver Kalif Raymond practiced on Wednesday after missing Tuesday’s session, but Titans coach Mike Vrabel said he remains in the concussion protocol. Raymond was limited in Wednesday’s practice.

Linebacker Daren Bates (shoulder) was a full participant after being limited on Tuesday while receiver Cody Hollister (ankle) was listed as limited for the second day in a row.

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LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College’s men’s basketball team started the new year off on the right foot overwhelming Northwest Indian College 147-47 – the second largest scoring margin in school history and the second highest point total.

The tone was set in the first three minutes of the Saturday afternoon game at the Activity Center when the Warriors rolled to an 11-0 lead before NWIC hit its first field goal with 17:02 left in the opening half. From that point on, LC rarely missed in shooting 70.4 percent (57 of 81) from the field – third highest in school history. They also broke the LC mark for 3-point goals with 22.

“We’ll take that shooting every night for sure,” coach Austin Johnson said after the 13th-ranked Warriors improved to 12-1. “Guys were open. Guys were in rhythm.”

Saturday’s game was the first for LC since Dec. 16. For the Warriors, Johnson said, live action was a break from their daily post-holiday routine.

“This is the first time we’ve been able to go five-on-five since we got back from Christmas,” he said. “It was good to be able to go five-on-five, go up and down, have officials, have people in the stands. I know they’re tired of listening to nothing but me.”

Every Warrior scored with Damek Mitchell leading the way with 30 and Jaxon Hughes adding 27. Each had seven 3-point goals – two shy of Bob Sobotta’s nine in the 1988-89 season. Joining them with double digits on the afternoon were Conner Moffatt (19), Khalil Stevenson (16), Trystan Bradley (14), Hodges Bailey (14) and Jake Albright (11).

Stevenson’s 11 rebounds led the Warriors and he was just short of a triple-double with nine assists. Moffatt had 10 rebounds as LC dominated 56-20.

“I was pleased with how we played and the contributions from everyone,” Johnson said. “Credit to our guys, they maintained focus the entire 40 minutes.”

And the didn’t deter from their mantra.

“Regardless of who the opponent is, respect the opponent,” Johnson said, “and play hard.”

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FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – For the second straight week, the Titans got Marcus Mariota involved.

Mariota, the Titans longtime starting quarterback who was benched in Week 7 in favor of Ryan Tannehill, came out for one play during Tennessee’s opening drive against the Patriots in their AFC wild-card game on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. He completed a 4-yard pass to tight end MyCole Pruitt.

The Titans ended their opening drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Anthony Firkser.

Last week, Mariota came into the game against the Texans in the second quarter for one play, and, with Tannehill lined out wide, threw a 24-yard dart to receiver A.J. Brown to push Tennessee into Texans territory.

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NASHVILLE — The Titans returned to the practice field on Tuesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Saturday’s playoff game against the New England Patriots.

Here’s a look at three quick hits from Tuesday:

Adoree Jackson Update

Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was listed as a full participant in Tuesday’s practice.

Jackson hasn’t played since suffering a foot injury in the team’s December 1 game against the Colts. He’s been limited in some practices, but been sidelined in most.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel was asked before practice about how much Jackson could help the secondary if he’s able to return. Jackson started 10 of the first 11 games for the Titans before his injury.

Logan Ryan, Tramaine Brock, Tye Smith and LeShaun Sims have worked at cornerback in recent weeks.

“Sure, it’d be a boost to the entire team to have all our players that at some point in time during the season we’ve counted on to be available to play,” Vrabel said. “Not just the secondary, it would help the entire team, which is what we’re always about.”

Vrabel will make his postseason coaching debut on Saturday night.

Vrabel played linebacker eight seasons with the Patriots, and won three Super Bowl rings while playing under head coach Bill Belichick.

Last year, the Vrabel-coached Titans beat the Belichick-coached Patriots 34-10 in Nashville. Back in August, the Patriots beat the Titans 22-17 at Nissan Stadium.

On Saturday, the two coaches will meet in the postseason.

Vrabel said on Tuesday it’s dangerous to anticipate what Belichick might be thinking.

“There’s a fine line between just going ahead and changing a bunch of stuff and thinking, ‘Well, they’re going to do this, so we can’t do that,’ and doing stuff that the players believe in, that they have confidence in and they can go out and execute based on whatever look they may see,” Vrabel said.

“So, there’s going to, obviously, be an element of game plan just like there is every week. So, Bill will prepare his team like he does, and I’ll do the best job to get our guys ready to play.”

Receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) and Kalif Raymond (concussion) did not practice on Tuesday.

Both players missed Sunday’s game at Houston, and Humphries has been sidelined since December 1.

Linebacker Daren Bates (shoulder) and receiver Cody Hollister (ankle) were listed as limited on today’s injury report.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. ⁠— There was no shortage of satisfaction among a certain few men in Gillette Stadium’s visiting locker room Saturday night.

Logan Ryan and Dion Lewis had just helped eliminate their old team from the postseason. Mike Vrabel captured three championships in New England as a player and has now moved on to the opposing sideline.

The Patriot Way was in evidence on this wild-card weekend, and it was best displayed by the Tennessee Titans. Ryan’s interception and return for a touchdown was the nail in the coffin, as the Patriots suffered a surprising 20-13 home defeat.

Ryan dropped what looked to be a certain touchdown late in the first half, as a Tom Brady pass caromed off the hands of Ben Watson and eventually landed on the turf. The former New England defensive back took advantage of a second opportunity with nine seconds to play, scampering nine yards with the Titans nursing a 14-13 edge.

“I was in the right place at the right time trying to make up,” Ryan said. “I was trying not to get killed on Twitter for dropping the first one. Half my mentions, I’m terrible. The other half, I’m great.”

The Patriots dismissed Tennessee, 35-14, in the divisional round two seasons ago. New England cut through the Titans with ease on their way to a Super Bowl defeat against the Eagles, and this was a different team that handed the Patriots just their fifth home playoff loss. Ryan credited Vrabel with instilling the mindset necessary to grind past his old club on this night.

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FOXBOROUGH – Former UMass receiver Tajae Sharpe pulled out his old threads for a game in his old home stadium.

Sharpe, now a receiver for the Titans, wore UMass warm-ups Saturday before Tennessee’s Wild Card round playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

Sharpe played all of his home games during his first two seasons at UMass at Gillette Stadium as McGuirk Stadium as being renovated. The Minutemen split games between Amherst and Foxborough his junior and senior seasons. UMass was 2-15 at Gillette in his career.

Sharpe holds UMass records for catches in a game (15 vs. Florida International in 2015), a season (111 in 2015) and a career (277 from 2012-15).

Now 25, Sharpe, who was a fifth-round pick (140 overall) by Tennessee in 2016, had 25 catches for 329 yards and four touchdowns this season.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is expected to miss Sunday’s contest against the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, leaving Dion Lewis as the team’s feature back. So, just how valuable does that make Lewis for fantasy owners?

Somewhat valuable, it turns out.

Henry has emerged over the past two years, though Lewis still notched 517 rushing yards with 59 receptions for 400 yards and two total touchdowns last season. Solid numbers, and a reminder that Lewis already has a role on this team, even if he’s become the clear No. 2 on the depth chart.

This year he’s offered a more modest 134 rushing yards, adding 24 receptions for 145 yards and a score. Henry has been so dominant as the starter, however, that Lewis has been less needed.

So while it’s possible the Titans will work in Khari Blasingame to keep Lewis fresh, Henry’s injury likely opens the door for Lewis to serve as the team’s true feature back.

When Lewis has been given opportunities in the past, he’s made the most of them. While injuries hampered him between the 2015 and 2016 seasons in New England, he accumulated 999 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in 14 games during those campaigns.

In standard-scoring leagues, that was good for around 8.8 fantasy points per contest. Not too shabby.

In 2017, Lewis stayed healthy and rushed for 896 yards and six touchdowns, adding 32 receptions for 214 yards and another three scores. That production offered fantasy owners in standard-scoring leagues around 10.3 fantasy points per game.

Keep in mind, New England was utilizing a heavy running back rotation, with James White earning most of the looks out of the backfield in the passing game. In Tennessee, Lewis will take on that role alongside earning the majority of the carries. Put simply, he is locked in place as a solid flex option with Henry sidelined.

As for Blasingame, he’s too risky to trust for championship week unless you find yourself in a deeper league or desperate for options at running back. But in Tennessee’s backfield, Lewis is the far safer play.

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NASHVILLE – At the end of Sunday’s Titans-Saints game, a special moment took place between Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard and Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

It also involved Ashante Woodyard, Wesley’s older cousin who was teammates with Brees at Purdue back in 2000.

On Sunday, roughly twenty years later at Nissan Stadium, they were all reunited in a moment that brought back some great memories for all of them.

“I idolized Drew growing up,” Woodyard said. “I kept his autograph throughout my high school years in my sock and underwear drawer. It was the first thing I would see when I’d wake up in the morning. I’d see his signature every time I opened that drawer and I would think: This is my motivation to get to be great, and my motivation to get to the NFL.”

Ashante Woodyard, a defensive back at Purdue, was also a source of motivation. And he’s the reason Woodyard first met Brees on the campus at Purdue.

Woodyard, a rising high school sophomore, went to train with his cousin in West Lafayette, Indiana. He happened to run into Brees in the parking lot on campus one day and he shook his hand and got his autograph.

Woodyard, in his 12th NFL season, had faced Brees, in his 19th NFL season, previously in the NFL before Sunday’s game at Nissan Stadium.

But Sunday was special because Ashante was at the game, and when it ended Brees followed Wesley Woodyard over to the Titans sideline to see his former teammate. Ashante came down to the front row for the reunion.

“It was a cool moment,” Woodyard said. “I’ve played a lot of times against Drew, but that’s not where our friendship began. It began way back in 2000 when I was a Boilermaker fan, and a Drew Brees fan.

“What happened on Sunday, it was a moment that came full circle, to see those guys share a little love. And that is what the game is about. Drew is a guy I idolized, and he’s just as down to earth as any guy that is in the NFL. He’s a very special person and he has a special place in my heart. So to get a chance to compete against him and share the love, that’s special.”