JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If the Tennessee Titans make the playoffs, they won't have quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Mariota broke his right leg in a 38-17 loss at Jacksonville on Saturday, a crushing setback for a team that had so many things go right while winning three in a row and seven of 10 previously.
"That breaks my heart, man," Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan said. "Love him. That guy's an awesome dude. For that to happen to him, it's unfair."
With the Titans (8-7) trailing 25-10 late in the third quarter, Mariota was carted off the field with an air cast on his fractured fibula. Rookie Sheldon Day sacked Mariota as he scrambled on first down and grabbed him around the lower legs. Mariota signaled to the sideline as he pounded the ground. Trainers rushed to his side, put on the air cast and lifted Mariota onto a cart. Teammates and even some Jaguars patted Mariota on the shoulders before he excited.
"We didn't protect him -- offensive line, running backs -- we didn't protect him all day," Titans running back DeMarco Murray said.
Mariota was hurried early and often, leading to errant throws all over the field. He completed 8 of 20 passes for 99 yards, with a touchdown and two sacks (see full story).
Raiders QB Carr breaks leg, out for season
Oakland Derek Carr will have surgery Sunday for a broken right fibula and is out indefinitely.
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio announced the severity of Carr's injury after Oakland beat Indianapolis 33-25 on Saturday.
Carr was taken off the sideline by art after being hurt in the fourth quarter. Carr was twisted to the ground by Indianapolis linebacker Trent Cole on a sack with the Raiders leading 33-14. Carr stayed on the ground for several minutes in pain as trainers came out to treat him.
With the crowd chanting "M-V-P! M-V-P!" Carr limped off the field without putting any pressure on his right leg. Trainers checked him on the sideline before a cart took Carr away.
The Raiders have clinched their first playoff berth since 2002 and can win the division and earn a first-round bye with another win or a Kansas City loss.
Carr is the second quarterback to break his right fibula Saturday. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota broke his right leg earlier in a 38-17 loss to Jacksonville.