September 10, 2015

TENNESSEE (2-14) at TAMPA BAY (2-14)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 2 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 8-2

LAST MEETING - Titans beat Buccaneers 23-17, Nov. 27, 2011

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 32, Buccaneers No. 30

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (26), PASS (21)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (31), PASS (15)

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (29), PASS (25)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (19), PASS (28)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - For first time in NFL history, quarterbacks drafted No. 1 and 2 overall meet in opener of their rookie seasons. ... Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota sixth pair of quarterbacks selected one-two in same year, joining Jim Plunkett and Archie Manning (1971), Drew Bledsoe and Rick Mirer (1993), Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf (1998), Tim Couch and Donovan McNabb (1999), and Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III (2012). ... Bledsoe and Mirer, as well as Manning and Leaf, faced each other as rookies, but not in Week 1. ... Titans have won six of past seven in series. ... Both teams finished 2-14 last season, with Bucs receiving top pick in draft because of easier schedule. ... Mariota will be first rookie quarterback to start season opener in Titans history. Winston is first rookie to start opener for Tampa Bay since Doug Williams in 1978. ... Titans bolstered roster with offseason signings of free agents S Da'Norris Searcy, WR Harry Douglas, LB Brian Orakpo, CB Parrish Cox and TE Anthony. ... New faces for Tampa Bay include DE George Johnson, RT Gosder Cherilius, DT Henry Melton and LB Bruce Carter. Four rookies won starting jobs - Winston, LT Donovan Smith, RG Ali Marpet and LB Kwon Alexander. ... RB Doug Martin appears healthy again after being slowed past two seasons by injuries. With Bucs looking to get him more involved, Martin could be valuable fantasy option if he can revert to Pro Bowl form of 2012 rookie year.

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