BALTIMORE – For three quarters, the shorthanded Ravens put the clamps on Derrick Henry and the Titans.
By the time if was all over, the star running back and Tennessee would again head out of Baltimore with a victory to savor.
Henry ran for a 29-yard touchdown with 5 minutes, 21 seconds left in overtime Sunday to cap another memorable performance against the Ravens and provide Tennessee with a 30-24 victory.
Heading into the fourth quarter, Henry had 44 yards on 18 carries and the Titans trailed 21-13. He finished with 133 yards on 28 carries — his sixth 100-yard game of the season. His big day also put him over 1,000 yards for the third consecutive year.
"You could just kind of tell as the game wore on to the fourth quarter that we were wearing on them offensively," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said.
It was reminiscent of Henry's outing last January, when he rambled for 195 yards to carry the Titans to a 28-12 upset of the top-seeded Ravens in the AFC divisional playoff.
"I try to do anything I can when the ball's in my hand to help our team win," Henry said.
This one didn't have the same win-or-go-home significance, but it was close. The harsh stare-downs and trash talking began before the game and carried well into overtime.
"We kind of knew there was going to be some extra stuff coming into this game because of last year," Titans wide receiver Corey Davis said. "We tried to keep our poise and go out there and handle business."
After forcing a punt to begin OT, Tennessee (7-3) moved 73 yards on six plays to get back on track after losing three of its previous four.
Baltimore (6-4) has lost three of four. Until the fourth quarter, the Ravens did a decent job of controlling Henry without injured defensive linemen Calais Campbell (calf) and Brandon Williams (ankle). In the fourth quarter, the Titans launched a 90-yard drive that ended with A.J. Brown breaking four tackles for a 14-yard TD catch, then took a three-point lead when Ryan Tannehill ran in a two-point conversion.
Lamar Jackson then drove the Ravens to the Tennessee 10 before Justin Tucker kicked a tying 29-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining.
"We've got to finish drives," Jackson said. "We've got to stop putting Tuck out there. We've got to punch it in."