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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Sportsman of the Week Ending 1/7/2018

The NFL Playoffs got off to an entertaining start with three of the four games ending within a TD.  And while all of the point spreads were 5 or more points, two road teams pulled upsets.  Perhaps the most surprising was the Tennessee Titans, eight point underdogs having only won once since December 3, traveling to Kansas City, who had won 4 straight games.  But it was the Titans who put ground out an old school, playoff-like and came back from a 18 point halftime deficit.  No player was more key to the comeback than former Heisman trophy winner Derrick Henry, who ran for 156 yards on 23 carries and the team's only rushing touchdown.  He was also second on the team in receiving yards with another 35 on 2 catches, one brilliant one for 29 yards.  Henry picked the best time to peak, it was only the third 100 rushing game of his two-year career and by far the most yards.  Henry is looking like a steal as he was drafted in the 2nd round.  He most certainly is a deserving Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week, his second nod as he won once in college.

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