Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Fall to Titans, 42-14

The Titans defeated the Buccaneers, 42-14, in Week 1 of the 2015 regular season in Tampa.


The Buccaneers dropped their season opener, 42-14, to the Titans at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday night.

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins put together the best game of his career, catching five passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns. He scored twice in all of 2014 and never had a game with multiple touchdown receptions. His second touchdown came on a 41-yard catch, the Bucs' longest offensive play from scrimmage all day.

Vincent Jackson finished with 51 receiving yards, the second-most of any Buccaneer.

Doug Martin led the team in rushing, picking up 52 yards on 11 carries, while Chris Conte, Danny Lansanah, Kwon Alexander, Lavonte David and D.J. Swearinger all finished tied for the team-lead in tackles with five. The Bucs picked up two sacks, one from Gerald McCoy and another from Jacquies Smith.

The Titans got off to a hot start, putting two touchdowns on the board within the first five minutes of the game after scoring on their opening drive and returning an interception for a touchdown on the Bucs' first drive. The team led, 35-7, at halftime.

Photos from the Buccaneers' game against the Titans at Raymond James Stadium.

In his regular season debut, Jameis Winston completed 16 of 33 passes for 210 yards, two touchdown and two interceptions. He was without Mike Evans, the Bucs' leading receiver in 2014, who missed the game with a hamstring injury.

The Bucs will take the field against the Saints in New Orleans next Sunday, September 20th, for their second game of the regular season.

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