Highlighting five Tampa Bay Buccaneers players that the Tennessee Titans must focus on if they want to get back to .500.
With the Titans’ emotional victory over the Los Angeles Chargers now in the rear-view mirror, they look to refocus on the task ahead, as they welcome a struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers team coming off of their bye week after losing two straight games.
The Buccaneers, sitting at 2-4 on the season, are in the same boat that the Titans were in prior to this past Sunday. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was selected No. 1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, one pick before the Titans selected Marcus Mariota.
Like Mariota, Winston has had his struggles, and there have been questions about whether or not he can be the guy for his team. Unlike Mariota, Winston is still the starter for the team that drafted him, though he was benched last season at one point in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Last week, Mariota was benched in favor of Ryan Tannehill after throwing his first two interceptions of the season in a 16-0 loss to the Broncos.
Meanwhile, Winston remains the starter despite throwing five interceptions and losing a fumble in a 37-26 loss to the Carolina Panthers in London. Bruce Arians has no plans on benching Winston despite his Week 6 struggles, a contrast from the Titans’ decision to bench Mariota for Tannehill.
While Winston looks to bounce back from a tough game, the Buccaneers still have plenty of other players who have played well this season, and the Titans will have to stop those players, along with Winston, if they want to get a victory on Sunday and get back to .500.