A week after rushing for 182 yards in a 20-13 playoff win against the New England Patriots, Derrick Henry rushed for 195 yards in the Tennessee Titans’ 28-12 upset win against the Baltimore Ravens.

Henry, the NFL’s leading rusher, was once again the center of attention on Saturday night. After all, he was the key to the Titans’ win. Without Henry, the Titans likely don’t make it past the Patriots in the wild card round. And they certainly don’t make it past the Ravens in the divisional round.

The former Alabama running back obviously gives the Titans a punishing ground game that’s arguably the best in the NFL.

But there’s something else he gives Tennessee. Something they haven’t had in a long time.

National notoriety.

If you followed social media during the game, you probably noticed plenty of national accounts gushing over Henry.

After barely a peep about Tennessee from the national media last week when they beat the Patriots, suddenly the Titans — specifically Derrick Henry — are the biggest topic in the NFL.

And for good reason — Henry is doing historically impressive things right now. As a result, the Titans are one game away from the Super Bowl.

Did I mention that Henry also threw a jump pass that resulted in a Corey Davis touchdown on Saturday night?

Titans fans have known for a while that Derrick Henry is a superstar. But now the rest of the country knows it as well.

I have a feeling the national media coverage surrounding the Titans is about to change in a major way.

And it’s about time.

Featured image via Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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