Derrick Henry turned Josh Norman horizontal with a violent stiff-arm that looked amazingly effortless

Derrick Henry stiff-arms Josh Norman. via CBS/NFL
  • Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry stiff-armed Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman into the air on Tuesday.
  • Norman instantly became a meme, as the NFL world joked about Norman’s flight into the air.
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry laid out Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman with an all-time stiff-arm on Sunday.

During the second quarter of Tuesday’s game, which was moved to Tuesday after a second week of positive COVID-19 tests on the Titans, Henry ran the ball to the outside where he was met by Norman. As Norman went to tackle Henry, the 247-pound running back tossed the 200-pound Norman with a stiff arm.

Norman didn’t just get sent out of the way — he went airborn, his body going parallel to the ground. It appeared as if Norman attempted to kick the ball out of Henry’s hands, but was unsuccessful. Henry ran out of bounds for the first down, though the play got called back because of a penalty.

The image of Norman going horizontal in the air instantly became a meme.^tfw

Some also joked that Norman should ignore social media for a while.

After the game, Henry was asked about the stiff-arm and joked with reporters that he worked out his biceps too much in the offseason.

Henry finished the game with 57 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 19 carries.