Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Halftime Report: Buccaneers vs. Titans

The Buccaneers trail the Titans at halftime, 35-7.


The Buccaneers enter halftime trailing the Titans, 35-7, during their Week 1 matchup at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins scored the Bucs' lone touchdown, hauling in a five-yard pass from Jameis Winston at the start of the second quarter. Seferian-Jenkins is the Bucs' leading receiver with 26 yards, while Vincent Jackson is close behind with 24 yards.

Doug Martin also had a strong half, picking up 48 yards on 10 carries, including back-to-back 14-yard runs in the second quarter.

Danny Lansanah and Bradley McDougald are tied for the team-lead in tackles, while Gerald McCoy picked up the team's only sack. McCoy's sack initially appeared to have jarred the ball loose in the end zone, but the play had been blown dead due to forward progress.

The Titans jumped out to an early, 14-0 lead after scoring on their first drive and returning an interception for a touchdown on the Bucs' opening drive. The team added touchdowns near the end of the first and second quarters to enter halftime with 35.

The Bucs attempted to convert on fourth down twice, and were successful once. The second attempt was ruled a first down, but a Tennessee challenge over-turned the call.

The Bucs were without Mike Evans, their leading receiver a year ago, who was sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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