Titans kick their way to the top of AFC South with win over Texans

The 11-5 Titans have won the AFC South after a nail-biting game against the Texas Texans Sunday night.
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Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 8:25 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP News) - The 11-5 Titans took the AFC South title, after a nail-biting game against the Houston Texans Sunday night, winning 41-38.

The game ended in dramatic fashion, after the Texans tied the game up with just 18 seconds on the clock. The next play quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw a 52-yard bomb to A.J. Brown, to set up a field goal. Tennessee’s kicker Sam Sloman knocked the 37-yard attempt off the upright for the walk-off win in Houston.

Tennessee’s Derrick Henry became the eighth player in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards in a season, according to the Associated Press. Henry, who entered the game with 1,777 yards rushing, reached the mark on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Henry’s the first player to do it since Adrian Peterson had 2,097 in 2012. Henry finished that drive with a career-high 246 yards rushing to give him the franchise record for yards rushing in a season with 2,023.

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