Joshua Dobbs, quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, lost the ball in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Linebacker Josh Allen scored a touchdown.
The fumble and touchdown gave Jacksonville their first lead of the game. Trevor Lawrence and co maintained the score at 20-16 to take the AFC South title. Tennessee, on the other hand, were knocked out of the playoffs race.
Several social media users blamed Joshua Dobbs, who was making his second NFL start, for the loss.
“Dobbs is a rocket scientist??? what he doing out there risking CTE for???” a Twitter user said.
“Joshua dobbs is terrible 🤦🏾♂️” another one tweeted.
Some fans supported Dobbs.
“Man, just be nice to Josh Dobbs,” a Twitter user said.
“Here’s why Dobbs DIDN’T fumble. If, with Dobbs propelling the ball forward, a Titan had caught it. It would have been called a completed pass. Since he didn’t, it should’ve been called an incomplete pass. I’m completely right. That was a terrible call. #NFL #Titans #TENvsJAX,” a second one tweeted.
Rayshawn Jenkins forced Josh Dobbs’ fumble, and Allen scooped up the bouncing ball and ran, untouched, the other way for a lead that held up against the Titans in a win-and-in game in the regular-season finale for both.
Dobbs fumbled again on the ensuing possession, and the Jaguars (9-8) started to celebrate their most significant regular-season victory in franchise history.
Jacksonville earned the No. 4 seed in the conference playoffs and will host either the Los Angeles Chargers or Baltimore in the wild-card round next weekend.
It’s the 18th time in the last 20 seasons that at least one NFL team won its division after finishing last or tied for last the previous year.