Going into Week 15, I wrote a blog about five "long shot" statistical milestones to keep your eye on in the final three weeks of the 2020 NFL Regular Season.
Last week, I refreshed your memory and updated where all five players (Patrick Mahomes, Derrick Henry, Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski and Marlon Humprey) stood going into Week 17 and can confirm that at least one human person read that blog; hooorraaay!
Thank you Seanny boy for the advise.
I'm happy to break the news in a timely fashion, that one those players actually reached and surpassed their statistical milestone!
Derrick Henry rushed for 250 yards (and 2 TD) against the Houston Texans to surpass the 2,000 yard mark AND help his Tennessee Titans clinch the AFC South for time first time since 2009.
I can admit the writing wasn't that well/good in second blog. Way to let a lack of serotonin get in the way of believing in something, Dozo!
That was just two weeks after giving Derrick Henry a 55% chance (based on extensive guessing) at reaching 2K.
There's no other way to say it; Derrick Henry is an absolute beast. Anytime they throw your name in the likes of Jay Ajayi, you know you've done something special.
Seriously, when you see what Tractorcito is doing compared to the rest of the league he's even more impressive. Only nine players ran for over 1,000 in 2000. If Derrick Henry's production was 1960's music; he's the Beatles. Dalvin Cook is like the Beach Boys and everybody else is? and the Mysterians (fantastic reference that likely went over everybody's head).
Congratulations to Derrick Henry on this accomplishment and immortalizing himself in NFL history as only the 8th player to rush for 2K in a single season. In an era where "elite" RBs stay elite for less time than it takes a polaroid to develop, Derrick was clearly worth the pay day he received this off-season.
Quick Dozie Downer point...I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a tiny bit worried about the treads on Tractorcito's tires after 681 carries the last two years.
That being said, given how much of an absolute man amongst boys Derrick Henry is, I feel like we could see him become the first player to ever hit 2K twice. I still can't believe how much he's gone off after looking like a low key bust until that famous TNF Jaguars game in 2018.
Shoutout to fellow 2,000 yard rusher and noted picture subject, Barry Sanders for giving Tractorito such a warm welcome to the #2000 yard club.
Five of the other six other players to reach 2,000 yards paid their respects as well.
I love seeing a man enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame pulling the same desperate for engagements move as a certain future Barstool blogger/author of this post.
Way to pour your heart into that one, Chris. Dude plays on the same team you did!
Appreciate AD practicing social distancing by looking at a camera that was at least six feet away from the one Tractorcito was posing for.
Of course Eric Dickerson had to bring up money. Bro he JUST got paid, who are you Suit Man?
When you're added to a group chat you don't want to be in.
I guess Jamal Lewis was too busy making Cameos to pay his respects to Tractorcito.