Dane Jackson: Buffalo Bills dominate Tennessee Titans 41-7, but cornerback hospitalized after terrifying injury

Bill’s cornerback Dane Jackson was taken to hospital in an ambulance after sustaining a neck injury in a collision with a teammate towards the end of the first half.

Jackson’s neck arched uncomfortably after colliding with Tremaine Edmunds while making a tackle late in the first half. He was placed on a stretcher before being loaded into an ambulance and taken to hospital.

In a statement, the Bills said Jackson was “taken to ECMC (hospital) for evaluation for a neck injury,” where he would receive a CT scan and an X-ray. The team also said he had “full limb movement.”

On Tuesday morning, Buffalo announced that Jackson had been released from the hospital and was under further investigation. The Bills said “there was no major injury to his neck or spinal cord.”

An ambulance prepares to take Jackson to the hospital after he sustains an injury.

Jackson’s injury was one of the few downsides to what was an extraordinarily fruitful Monday night for the Bills as they thrashed the Titans.

Quarterback Josh Allen threw 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 suppress the attack of Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the Titans.

While Henry was able to score a touchdown with an opening drive, the 2020 Offensive Player of the Year couldn’t quite get going against a solid defense.

How the Buffalo Bills prove that winning draws attention and popularityBoth Matt Milano and Jordan Poyer intercepted Tannehill—while Milano left his back 43 yards for a touchdown—when Buffalo turned four times to keep their foot on the pedal.

Such was the level of dominance, both teams introduced their backup quarterbacks towards the end of the game to prevent their starters from getting injured.

The connection between Allen and Diggs has proved pivotal in the Bills’ rise to the top as many people’s Super Bowl favorites, with Diggs finishing Monday night with 12 receptions for 148 yards and the three TDs.

After a dynamic game in the season-opening win against the Los Angeles Rams last week, Diggs became the first NFL player since Steve Smith in 2007 to score at least 250 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns in his team’s first two games of a season.

Allen and Diggs celebrate after scoring a touchdown against the Titans.

And Allen — who leads the NFL with eight touchdowns after two weeks — said he loves playing with such a capable wide receiver.

“It felt good to get him the ball early and often. He did a great job opening up, making play and making some great catches,” Allen said after the game.

“He is what he is: it’s Stefon Diggs. We know he is one of the best if not the best receivers in the game right now. I trust him implicitly.”

The Bills are now 2-0 and still one of the favorites to challenge for a Super Bowl berth, while the Titans – who were No. 1 in the AFC conference last year – remain winless.

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