The Tennessee Titans will look to get running back Derrick Henry going early and often during the Week 9 contest against the Chicago Bears, and that’s something the Bears’ defense knows full well.
Henry is off to a great start to the season and is on his way to repeating as rushing champion. The Alabama product has 775 rushing yards through seven games, which is over 100 more than the next closest back.
The Titans will face a stiff test against a Bears defense that is giving up just 20.8 points per game, the eighth-best mark in the NFL. However, that same defense has proven susceptible to the run, as evidenced by the Bears ceding 120 rushing yards per game.
Stopping Henry will be vital to the Bears’ success on Sunday, and part of the challenge of slowing Henry down is actually being able to tackle him when he gets his legs moving.
Judging from these quotes we’re about to share with you, the Bears aren’t taking Henry lightly and have plenty of respect for the special talent he is.