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Titans win AFC South with victory over Texans, 41-38

AFC South Champs for the first time since 2008
APTOPIX Titans Texans Football
Posted at 7:16 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 20:16:28-05

HOUSTON (AP) — Derrick Henry reached 2,000 yards rushing by running for a career-high 250 yards and Sam Sloman's 37-yard field as time expired lifted the Tennessee Titans to a 41-38 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday to give them the AFC South title.

A 51-yard field goal by Houston tied it with 18 seconds left. The Titans (11-5) then drove down the field quickly thanks to a 52-yard reception by A.J. Brown and got the win when Sloman's kick bounced off the right upright and through the uprights for the field goal.

This is the first time the Titans have won the AFC South title since 2008.

Derrick Henry is now the eighth player in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards in a season. Henry, who entered the game with 1,777 yards rushing, reached the mark on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter.

He'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.