After Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry ripped off arguably the most impressive run of the 2018 NFL season, it drew all types of reactions. After all, a 99-yard touchdown is bound to turn some heads and set social media on fire. But Henry’s run was almost immediately compared to Marshawn Lynch’s infamous ‘Beast Mode’ run from his time with the Seattle Seahawks.
So much so, that the NFL on ESPN offered up a side-by-side look at the two runs.
It’s pretty wild, as both players were complete with a few stiff arms, plenty of moves to break into the open field and a whole lot of celebrating. Although Henry’s was longer, you could easily argue that Lynch’s was far more meaningful.
While Henry is doing his best to make sure the Titans remain in the playoff picture and is helping the team’s chances out, Lynch’s run came in the postseason. It was the 2011 NFL Wild Card game and will forever be known as the “Beast Quake.” The play is so infamous that there’s a specific Wikipedia page for it, which cites that Lynch broke nine tackles on the play.
Source: Heavy Sports