Winston, Bucs drop key game for playoff push; Mariota, Titans blown out

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota struggled in losses on Sunday, combining for just one touchdown pass and an interception -- plus one receiving touchdown.

Tampa Bay lost to New Orleans to fall to 6-7, with Winston throwing a touchdown pass but leading his team to only 17 points.

The Tennessee offense couldn't get much going against the Jets, rushing for just 24 yards, while Mariota passed for 274 yards. The lone Titans highlight of the day come on Mariota's 41-yard TD reception from running back Antonio Andrews.

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 14:

Winston: 18-of-32 passing, 182 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions in Tampa Bay's 24-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

From Rick Brown: The loss seriously damaged the Tampa Bay's playoff drive. The Buccaneers (6-7) lost ground to the Seattle Seahawks (8-5) and are two games behind both the Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings for the final playoff spots in the NFC with three games to play. Read the rest of the story here.

Mariota: 21-of-39 passing, 274 yards, one receiving touchdown, one interception, one fumble in Tennessee's 30-8 loss to the the New York Jets.

From Paul Kuharsky: Everything is open to question following a miserable showing in the Titans' 30-8 loss to the New York Jets. Everything -- including effort. Everything -- including preparation. Read the rest of the story here.

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