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King Derrick Henry returns to the Tennessee Titans lineup for the first time in 12 weeks Saturday when the Titans host Cincinnati in the NFL divisional round.

The dominant running back hasn’t played since Tennessee’s 34-31 overtime win over rival Indianapolis the final weekend of October. Despite breaking his foot in the first quarter, Henry played the remainder of the game including making a man miss on a pivotal fourth-down run in the fourth quarter.

The 6-foot-3, 247-pound running back is a generational talent, becoming the eighth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards. Henry tallied 2,027 yards in the 2020-21 season.

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The 2,000-yard rushing club has long had a Tennessee tie. Two of the eight rushers played for the Titans (Chris Johnson) and Volunteer great Jamal Lewis ran for 2,066 yards in 2003.

With the expanded 17-game regular season, Henry was on pace for a second 2,000 yard season before suffering his foot injury. Henry ran for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games, finishing 10th in the NFL in rushing yards and sixth in rushing touchdowns.

Safe to say, Titans fans are excited about King Henry’s return for their first playoff game.

Tennessee is 3.5-point home favorites over Cincinnati for the divisional round showdown. The winner of the matchup will face either Buffalo or Kansas City in the AFC Championship.

The Titans and Bengals kick-off from Nissan Stadium at 4:40 p.m. ET. CBS will broadcast the game.

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