Derrick Henry rushed for a franchise-playoff-record 182 yards and scored a touchdown to lead the Tennessee Titans to a 20-13 victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC wild-card game on Saturday night at Foxborough, Mass.
Henry carried 34 times and also had a key reception on his 26th birthday, as the sixth-seeded Titans stunned the third-seeded Patriots in what could turn out to be Tom Brady's final game with New England. Henry broke the club mark set by Eddie George, who had 162 in the divisional round after the 1999 season versus the Indianapolis Colts.
Logan Ryan tacked on a 9-yard interception return with nine seconds left for the Titans, as head coach Mike Vrabel, a former New England player, got the better of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Tennessee will visit the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in the divisional round.
The 42-year-old Brady, who is scheduled to be a free agent, completed 20 of 37 passes for 209 yards. Julian Edelman rushed for a score for New England's only touchdown.
Tennessee executed a key goal-line stand late in the second quarter and held New England scoreless in the second half. Rashaan Evans had three tackles for loss among his 10 stops for the Titans.
Tennessee's Ryan Tannehill finished 8-of-15 passing for 72 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
New England trailed 14-13 when Brady took over at his own 1-yard line with 15 seconds left after a 58-yard punt by the Titans' Brett Kern was downed just shy of the goal line. Brady's last pass was deflected by Tramaine Brock and grabbed by Ryan, who returned it for the score.
Henry had 128 total yards (106 rushing, 22 receiving) in the first half as the Titans held a 14-13 lead.
Henry rushed for 49 yards on seven carries on Tennessee's first possession to set up Tannehill's 12-yard scoring pass to Anthony Firkser, giving the Titans a 7-3 advantage with 5:39 left in the opener quarter.
New England answered on the opening play of the second quarter as Edelman came in motion from the left, took a handoff from Brady and cruised to the right for a 5-yard scoring run.
The Patriots reached the 1-yard line later in the quarter and seemed destined to take a 10-point lead. But Sony Michel was stopped for a 1-yard loss, Rex Burkhead gained 1 and Michel was stuffed for a loss of 2. New England settled for Nick Folk's 21-yard field goal and a 13-7 lead with 2:16 until the half.
Henry then touched the ball on every play of a seven-play, 75-yard drive as the Titans moved back ahead. Henry, who rushed for 53 yards on the excursion, took a screen pass 22 yards to the 1 and scored on the next play with 35 seconds left.
--Field Level Media