Jameis Winston and the Bucs jumped out to a 24-0 lead over the Redskins on Sunday, but Washington stormed back to win 31-30. Don't put the blame on Winston, however. He had two touchdown passes in a nearly perfect first half and, most importantly, zero turnovers.
Marcus Mariota, meanwhile, missed Tennessee's loss to Atlanta while recovering from a knee injury.
We're tallying up the statistics and evaluating the performances of the 2015 NFL draft's top two picks. Here are the results from Week 7:
Winston: 21-of-29 passing, 297 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions, one fumble (he recovered it) in Tampa Bay's 31-30 loss to Washington.
From Jim Corbett: The silver lining in this crushing collapse was Winston. He could easily have cracked, but he didn't, as the Redskins pulled within a field goal entering the fourth quarter. On a day when he threw for two touchdowns and 297 yards, no throw seemed bigger than Winston's 14-yard dart to receiver Mike Evans on third-and-3 from his own 32 with 4 minutes, 38 seconds left. Read the rest of the story here.
Mariota: After suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee in last week's loss to Miami, Mariota missed the Titans' 10-7 loss to the Falcons.
Jameis has made two "oh so that's why he was the first pick in the draft" throws today.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) October 25, 2015
Jameis in there taking hits throwing strikes. Felt like durability was undersold leading up to the draft. Mariota already missing games.— Bud Elliott (@TomahawkNation) October 25, 2015