Cassel completed 21-of-32 passes for 141 yards, with a touchdown - an 11-yard completion to tight end Phillip Supernaw.
The defense gave up only 188 total yards and held a Titans offense predicated on the run to just 69 yards rushing.
Reshad Jones celebrates the first of his two fumble recoveries against Tennessee. Although Kaepernick and Mariota possess a similar skill set, they chose to bring in Brandon Weeden, who's so slow, he once got sacked by the American flag. The Titans couldn't sustain drives most of the day, however, largely because they went just 2-of-13 on third down (15 percent).
Tennessee is 16-38-3 ATS in their last 57 games overall and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Jones pressed the line of scrimmage all day, supporting the run and blitzing Cassel regularly.
Murray, on the other hand, after getting half the Jacksonville game and two practices off, was back and rolling with his best effort of the season two weeks ago against the Seahawks. Though he was sacked only once (on a misstep by Laremy Tunsil in the fourth quarter), his offensive linemen were often beaten, forcing Cutler to hurry several throws. Cameron Wake had four hits on Cassel and shared a sack with Branch that came within a foot or two of being a safety. He averaged just 3.5 yards per pass attempt, a signal of the low expectations that were placed on him coming out of retirement. Their lone real threat to score ended when Jay Cutler was intercepted in the end zone in the first quarter. And they weren't facing the 1985 Chicago Bears defense in these games. When asked about the Moore chants, Gase said he was "not taking public votes".
"And the third thing, and political people aren't going to like this, you don't want the circus", Reese said. Miami had 19 points in the team's lone win of the season.
The Buccaneers will also be looking at kicker Nick Folk, who missed three field goals, as a reason they came up short.