Payments cornerback Dane Jackson was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after struggling a neck damage throughout a collision with a teammate close to the top of the primary half.
Jackson’s neck bent backwards awkwardly after colliding with Tremaine Edmunds whereas making a deal with late within the first half. He was positioned on a stretcher earlier than being loaded into an ambulance and brought to the hospital.
Jackson’s damage was one of many few negatives to what was an especially fruitful Monday evening for the Payments as they thrashed the Titans.
Quarterback Josh Allen threw for 317 yards and 4 touchdowns — together with three to Stefon Diggs and one to Reggie Gilliam — as he dissected the Titans.
On the opposite aspect of the ball, the Payments protection managed to stifle Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the Titans offense.
Though Henry was capable of rating an opening-drive landing, the 2020 Offensive Participant of the Yr wasn’t capable of actually get going in opposition to a stout run protection.
Such was the extent of dominance, each groups launched their back-up quarterbacks close to the top of the sport to keep away from injuring their starters.
The connection between Allen and Diggs has proved pivotal within the Payments’ rise to the highest as many individuals’s Tremendous Bowl favorites, with Diggs ending Monday evening with 12 receptions for 148 yards and the three TDs.
After a dynamic sport within the season-opening victory in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams final week, Diggs turned the primary NFL participant since Steve Smith in 2007 with not less than 250 receiving yards and 4 receiving touchdowns in his staff’s first two video games of a season.
And Allen — who leads the NFL with eight touchdowns after two weeks — mentioned he’s loving enjoying with such a talented extensive receiver.
“He’s what he’s: it is Stefon Diggs. We all know he is without doubt one of the biggest, if not the best, receivers within the sport proper now. I belief him implicitly.”
The Payments are actually 2-0 and nonetheless among the many favorites to problem for a Tremendous Bowl berth whereas the Titans — who have been the No. 1 seed within the AFC convention final yr — stay winless.