Bills cornerback Dane Jackson was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after sustaining a neck injury in a collision with a teammate late in the first half.
Jackson’s neck arched awkwardly back after colliding with Tremaine Edmunds when he made a tackle late in the first half. He was placed on a stretcher before being loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital.
Jackson’s injury was one of the few negative aspects of a hugely fruitful Monday night for the Bills as they thrashed the Titans.
Quarterback Josh Allen threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns — including three for Stefon Diggs and one for Reggie Gilliam — as he dissected the Titans.
On the other side of the ball, the Bills defense managed to choke out Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the Titans offense.
Although Henry was able to achieve an opening drive touchdown, the offensive player of the year 2020 was unable to really take off against a very strong run defense.
Such was the dominance that both teams introduced their backup quarterbacks near the end of the game to avoid injuring their starters.
The Allen-Diggs connection has proven pivotal in the Bills’ rise to the top as many have been Super Bowl favorites, with Diggs finishing Monday night with 12 receptions for 148 yards and the three TDs.
After dynamic play in last week’s season-opening win over the Los Angeles Rams, Diggs became the first NFL player since Steve Smith in 2007 with at least 250 yards and four touchdowns in his team’s first two games.
And Allen – who leads the NFL by eight touchdowns after two weeks – said he loves playing with such an experienced wide receiver.
“He is what he is: it’s Stefon Diggs. We know he’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest, receivers in the game right now. I trust him unreservedly.”
The Bills are now 2-0 and are still among the favorites battling for a Super Bowl spot, while the Titans — who were No. 1 at last year’s AFC conference — remain winless.