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Open Thread: Marcus Mariota makes NFL debut against Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Marcus Mariota makes his official NFL debut against Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's like a Rose Bowl rematch, except with teams that aren't anywhere near as good.

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Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1:25 PM PT - Raymond James Stadium - Tampa Bay, FL

TV: CBS

Today is finally the day that Marcus Mariota makes his official NFL debut. He'll lead the Titans against Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The two squared off earlier this year at the 2015 Rose Bowl, with Mariota and the Ducks coming out on top, handing Winston his only loss at Florida State in two years.

It's a rare opportunity to see the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks from the same NFL Draft square off against each other to open the season. The Buccaneers are favored by a field goal at home, but Tennessee has won six of their last seven games against Tampa Bay. Winston has the better receivers to work with in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, but can Mariota make his receivers better?

Let's all sit back and enjoy the return of the NFL. Makes us proud, Marcus.