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Derrick Henry Scores Walk-Off TD as Titans Shock Lamar Jackson, Ravens in OT

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2020

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) runs with the ball as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) and linebacker Chris Board (49) try to stop him during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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The Tennessee Titans shocked the Baltimore Ravens once again with a 30-24 overtime win Sunday.

Derrick Henry totaled 133 rushing yards and sealed the win with his walk-off touchdown:  

NFL @NFL

DERRICK HENRY. GAME OVER. https://t.co/ektfN3fyiF

Tennessee upset the top-seeded Ravens in the divisional round last January and found more success at M&T Bank Stadium in Week 11. Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter:

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AJ BROWN IS A CHEAT CODE 🤯 (via @Titans) https://t.co/cy3UYOrB1S

It helped overcome an 11-point deficit in the second half for Tennessee.

Lamar Jackson led a field-goal drive to force overtime but he couldn't secure the win for Baltimore.

Both teams have struggled in recent weeks and had disappointing losses in Week 10, although the Titans (7-3) were able to bounce back with a key AFC victory. The Ravens (6-4) are now in trouble with three losses in their last four games.

      

Notable Performances

Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEN: 22-of-31, 259 passing yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT; 4 carries, 35 rushing yards

Derrick Henry, RB, TEN: 28 carries, 133 yards, 1 TD

A.J. Brown, WR, TEN: 4 catches, 62 yards, 1 TD

Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: 17-of-29, 186 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 13 carries, 51 rushing yards

J.K. Dobbins, RB, BAL: 15 carries, 70 yards, 1 TD

Mark Andrews, TE, BAL: 5 catches, 96 yards, 1 TD

       

Skill Players Carry Titans Late in Game

Derrick Henry had a quiet first half, Corey Davis was shut out in the first and A.J. Brown had only one catch until a few minutes left in regulation.

They each played a huge role down the stretch.

Ryan Tannehill played well to keep his team alive, but it was the individual effort of Brown that put his team on top in the fourth:

Tennessee Titans @Titans

Always breaking tackles @Brown1arthur 📺: Watch #TENvsBAL on CBS https://t.co/rx3UCh75Fc

Next Gen Stats @NextGenStats

Ryan Tannehill-A.J. Brown (14-yard TD) ➤ Yards After Catch: 9 ➤ YAC Over Expected: +6 ➤ Touchdown Probability: 11.1% A.J. Brown: +373 yards after catch over expected (YACOE) since 2019, most in the NFL in that span #TENvsBAL | #Titans https://t.co/H25uL0chrP

Matt Bowen @MattBowen41

Can we say that AJ Brown is the most physical WR in the league after the catch? Saw it multiple times on that scoring drive. He’s going to make you tackle. #Titans

Davis also played well after halftime, totaling 113 yards on five catches, including one big play:

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.@ryantannehill1 finds @TheCDavis84 for a gain of 50! 📺: #TENvsBAL on CBS 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/XvGQdBFS2I https://t.co/DpNkRfIbVL

It then left Henry to be the closer, rushing for tough yards, including the strong final run:

J.A. Adande @jadande

Derrick Henry proved that the only thing worse than trying to tackle him in the second half is trying to tackle him in overtime. (Not like defenders get extra pay for having to do it, either)

Teresa Walker @TeresaMWalker

A 1.1% chance of a TD on Henry’s TD in OT https://t.co/DVHwqy4HZG

Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

#Titans WR A.J. Brown says he told Derrick Henry before overtime, “Please score so we can go home.” He scored. They’re going home.

It was far from a perfect game for Tennessee, which struggled to sustain drives for much of the game. 

The offense still did enough to score 30 points for the first time since Week 6 while showing this will be a tough team to beat going forward.

       

J.K. Dobbins Breakout Not Enough to Carry Ravens

After limited action for much of the year, J.K. Dobbins finally showed what he could do Sunday with 70 rushing yards on 4.7 per carry.

He also finished strong near the goal line when the Ravens needed it most:

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

For real this time. JK TOUCHDOWN❗️❗️ Tune in on CBS! https://t.co/P8A0XpMq73

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

JK AGAIN ❗️❗️ Two-point conversion is good❗️ Tune in on CBS! https://t.co/SGR1gXam1J

Pretty much everyone watching along agreed the rookie needed more touches:

Mike Preston @MikePrestonSun

Dobbins gaining a lot of yards, keep feeding the monster.

Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiec

It's probably long past time the Ravens narrow this RB rotation. Last two times Dobbins has broken nice runs, he was on the sideline the next play and he was clearly not happy about it. We've seen them working in 4 backs today.

Even with a minimal role in the second half, he still had one of the best games of his young career and likely took over the starting role from Mark Ingram II and Gus Edwards.

Lamar Jackson added 51 yards on the ground for Baltimore, although his passing left much to be desired with just a 74.8 quarterback rating. 

He did have positive moments, especially connecting with Mark Andrews deep:

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.@Lj_era8 on 3rd & 13 👀 📺: #TENvsBAL on CBS 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/XvGQdBFS2I https://t.co/dCoGPlpDRY

NFL @NFL

.@Lj_era8 goes DEEP to @Mandrews_81 for a @Ravens TD! 📺: #TENvsBAL on CBS 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/XvGQdBFS2I https://t.co/p7b0fL4OK6

The quarterback also led a game-tying field-goal drive late, although he failed to get into the end zone for the win.

The Ravens were likely looking forward to this game since last year's playoff loss, and the game got even more intense thanks to a pregame scuffle between the two sides.

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@BleacherReport Here’s the full exchange: (via @picksixpod) https://t.co/pTK6EPU6p8

Unfortunately, it was another loss for Baltimore to create plenty of concern for the talented squad.     

       

What's Next?

The Ravens now have one of their biggest games of the season in Week 12, traveling to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving night. The Titans also have an important divisional battle against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. 

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