Tennessee's Vince Young watched from the sideline. Jacksonville's David Garrard was in the locker room.
Both starting quarterbacks were knocked out of Monday night’s game, turning things over to veteran Kerry Collins and recently signed Trent Edwards. Collins led the Titans to a 30-3 victory and Edwards looked like a guy who joined the team three weeks ago.
Collins hit 11 of 16 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown, directed five consecutive scoring drives and put the Titans (4-2) atop the AFC South. Tennessee also got 111 yards rushing and a touchdown from Chris Johnson.
Young threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt on the opening drive, then left the game with a sprained left knee after he fumbled a snap. Collins replaced him and threw a short TD to Bo Scaife and kept the Titans in control.
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Jacksonville, plagued by four turnovers, lost Garrard to a concussion in the second quarter after he was rocked by Will Witherspoon.
SEAU CRASHES ASLEEP
Police concluded that former NFL star Junior Seau fell asleep at the wheel early Monday when his Cadillac SUV drove off a 100-foot cliff in Carlsbad, Calif. “There were no signs of alcohol or drugs involved,” the Carlsbad Police Department said in a written statement.
The accident occurred hours after Seau was arrested for alleged domestic violence on his live-in girlfriend. Oceanside police said the 25-year-old alleged victim in the case sustained minor injuries during an argument but did not require medical treatment.
Seau, 41, who retired this year from the Patriots, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Scripps La Jolla Hospital after his accident,
Things are so bad for the Carolina Panthers that rookie Jimmy Clausen was benched to make way for the return of Matt Moore, a quarterback with eight turnovers and a 33.3 passer rating.
Coach John Fox made the announcement in a team meeting, saying Moore will start against San Francisco. Carolina is averaging a league-low 10.4 points a game.
In his three-game stint, Clausen completed just 47 percent of his passes with one touchdown and three interceptions. He fumbled seven times, losing two, and has a 52.2 passer rating.
JACKSON LIKELY OUT
DeSean Jackson can’t remember the vicious collision that left him with a concussion. Jackson, the dynamic Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, will almost certainly sit out Sunday’s game against Tennessee after he was injured in a nasty head-on collision with Atlanta cornerback Dunta Robinson.
Jackson had soreness in his neck and shoulders a day after the blast.
“I will tell you that it would be a stretch for him, a real stretch” for him to play, coach Andy Reid said.
Both players were knocked out of Sunday’s game after Robinson launched himself head first into Jackson. Robinson, who also sustained a concussion, was flagged for hitting a defenseless receiver. EXTRA POINTS
There’s a “pretty good chance” Kevin Kolb will be the Eagles’ starting quarterback Sunday against the Titans, coach Andy Reid said, while Michael Vick (ribs) deals with injuries. ... Chargers coach Norv Turner is hopeful Antonio Gates (toe) can play this week but doubts if Malcom Floyd (hamstring) will. Vikings starting safety Husain Abdullah is recovering from a head injury suffered Sunday. Former NFL linebacker Arlington “Ali” Highsmith faces a drug charge after Baton Rouge, La., police said they found two pounds of suspected marijuana in his refrigerator. Placekicker Shayne Graham was released by the Giants.