- Derrick Henry has the shortest odds to win back to back NFL rushing titles at -125 odds.
- The Tennessee Titans are one of three remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL with a 5-0 record.
- Derrick Henry leads the NFL in rushing with 588 yards through his first five games.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have not been slowed down by a COVID-19 outbreak as they have still managed to remain one of three undefeated teams in the NFL.
The Titans are 5-0 to start the season and a lot of those victories have come thanks to stellar performances by running back Derrick Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
The Titans are the first team in NFL history with a 350+ yard passer (Ryan Tannehill, 364) AND a 200+ yard rusher (Derrick Henry, 212) in the same game#Titans
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 18, 2020
Henry has picked up exactly where he left off last year and after five games of play leads the Titans running back leads the NFL in rushing yards with 588 with a 83 yard gap between him and second place.
If the NFL season were to end today Derrick Henry would be the first running back to win back to back rushing titles since LaDainian Tomlinson did it in 2006 and 2007.
Player With Most Regular Season Rushing Yards Odds:
- Derrick Henry -125
- Dalvin Cook +700
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire +1100
- Aaron Jones +1200
- Josh Jacobs +1200
- Ezekiel Elliott +1400
- Ronald Jones +1600
- James Connor +1800
With a quarter of the season done it should come as no surprise that Derrick Henry at -125 has the shortest odds to win the NFL rushing title. His lead at sportsbooks is bigger than his lead in the actual rushing title race.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook’s +700 odds should likely be even longer as he is currently injured. He won’t pose much of a threat to Henry’s bid for back to back rushing titles and his odds should be faded for this prop.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has the second most rushing yards in the NFL and +1100 odds but with the arrival of Le’Veon Bell to the team, his path to leading the league in rushing is murky. Edwards-Helaire is likely to see less touches.
Henry seems like the only running back in the NFL with a clear path to the NFL rushing title which explains why sportsbooks have already given him the title this early in the season. The remaining schedule for the Titans is one that features games against the top teams in the league with meetings against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, and Green Bay Packers awaiting King Henry.
Titans Remaining Schedule:
- vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- @ Cincinnati Bengals
- vs. Chicago Bears
- vs. Indianapolis Colts
- @ Baltimore Ravens
- @ Indianapolis Colts
- vs. Cleveland Browns
- @ Jacksonville Jaguars
- vs. Detroit Lions
- @ Green Bay Packers
- @ Houston Texans
The Titans have four games against AFC South opponents still and due to the weak play in the division (outside of the Colts) Henry could cruise to back-to-back rushing titles with little competition.
Now is the time to put action on the -125 odds on Henry before they become even shorter as he'll likely extend his lead in rushing yards. All things considered, Henry is making his case to be considered the best running back in football and he’ll look to extend his lead in rushing yards when the Titans face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
It might be early in the season but Derrick Henry has already run away with the rushing title and it’s only a matter of time before it’s not just his teammates crowning him as back to back NFL rushing titles is closer than it may seem.
Titans crown Derrick Henry after his amazing game 👑
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2020