Raiders face problem in preventing Titans RB Derrick Henry

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Jayon Brown is having a look ahead to his go back to Nashville, the place he spent the primary 5 years of his profession with the Tennessee Titans.

Taking part in towards former teammate Derrick Henry — that’s some other tale.

“Derrick’s a large man, downhill runner, very bodily, one of the crucial easiest backs within the league — if no longer the most efficient again within the league,” Brown stated. “We have were given to come back downhill and take on him.”

Henry, the NFL’s second-leading rusher since he entered the league in 2016 with 6,904 yards, isn’t the one downside for the Raiders (0-2) as they seek for their first win, however he may well be the most important.

The Titans (0-2) also are on the lookout for their first victory, whilst Henry is on the lookout for his first 100-yard recreation after achieving the mark in 20 of his earlier 30 video games ahead of this season.

“I feel everyone knows what we want to do,” Henry stated. “We comprehend it hasn’t been our same old, the good fortune we had prior to now, and we’ve were given to be higher. I feel everyone knows that. We want to have a way of urgency and that’s what all of us center of attention on. I feel the sense of urgency rises and also you get a degree that you simply need to get it going in the future and that’s my primary center of attention.”

The Raiders’ protection has been shredded for 768 yards in two video games, Tenth-most within the league — together with 413 via Arizona remaining Sunday, when Las Vegas blew a 20-point lead for the primary time in franchise historical past and misplaced in extra time. The Cardinals rushed for 143 yards, plus quarterback Kyler Murray’s fantastic two-point conversion scramble that lined a complete distance of 84.9 yards, in keeping with NFL Subsequent Gen Stats.

And whilst Murray was once elusive along with his scrambling skill, Henry is a wholly other chore, working immediately forward with a planned and violent means.

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