Dane Jackson: The Buffalo Bills beat the Tennessee Titans 41-7, but the cornerback is hospitalized with a scary scare.


Bills cornerback Dane Jackson was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after suffering a neck injury in a collision with a teammate late in the first half.

Jackson’s neck twisted backwards after an awkward collision with Tremaine Edmunds during 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 of a neck injury” where he will undergo a CT scan and X-rays. He also said the group had “full range of motion in the extremities.”
After the game, Buffalo coach Sean McDermott said he was “waiting for more updates” on Jackson’s condition, but the team was “sending our prayers for him.”

Jackson’s injury was one of the few negatives to what was a very productive Monday night for the Bills as they thrashed the Titans.

Quarterback Josh Allen threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns — including three to Stefon Diggs and three to Reggie Gilliam — as the Titans were dissected.

On the other side of the ball, the Bills defense managed to stifle Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the Titans offense.

Although Henry scored an early touchdown, the 2020 Offensive Player of the Year was unable to compete against a solid run defense.

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Matt Milano and Jordan Poyer intercepted Tannehill — with Milano returning it 43 yards for a touchdown — as Buffalo forced four turnovers to hold on.

Such was the level of dominance that both teams brought in their quarterbacks towards the end of the game to prevent the starters from getting hurt.

The connection between Allen and Diggs has been key to the Bills’ rise as a crowd favorite to the Super Bowl, with Diggs finishing Monday night with 12 receptions for 148 yards and three TDs.

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

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

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

“It felt good to get him the ball early and often. He did a great job of getting open, making plays, making great catches,” Allen said after the game.

“He’s everything: he’s Stefon Diggs. We know he’s one of the greatest receivers in the game right now, if not the greatest. I trust him implicitly.”

The Bills are now 2-0 and still among the favorites to challenge for a Super Bowl berth, while the Titans — who were the top seed in the AFC conference last year — remain winless.