Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert is being evaluated for a concussion following an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit from Jacksonville’s Malik Jackson.
Gabbert was playing in place of injured starter Marcus Mariota, who was then subbed into the game once it became clear Gabbert needed medical attention.
The flag on the play was due to Jackson lowering the head to initiate contact. It was an automatic 15-yard penalty, but came at a cost to the Titans, who were relying on Gabbert to steal a victory in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars had some missed opportunities combined with untimely turnovers on Sunday and it cost them as they fell to the Tennessee Titans 9-6 in an AFC South division showdown in Jacksonville. It was the Jaguars’ first loss at TIAA Bank Field since October 15, 2017, ending a streak of seven straight wins at the stadium.
The Jaguars couldn’t take advantage of playing at home and missed a chance to sit alone atop the AFC South division. Instead they share the top spot tied with the Titans. Both teams have a 2-1 record. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone addressed his team’s costly miscues including a failed fake punt attempt early in the first half.
The Tennessee Titans’ defensive game plan wasn’t complex — put the game in Blake Bortles’ hands. They thought that if they shut down the run, they’d win.
And they were right.
After the game, defensive end Jurrell Casey was blunt in describing the team’s mindset coming into TIAA Bank Field.