Since 1989, the losing team in the Superbowl is 5-17 in Week 1 (0-12 the last 12 yrs).
The last time Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin was in the “Break It Down” spotlight, he had just run for 251 yards and four touchdowns against Oakland. Since then, over a four-game span, he’s rushed for 312 yards and 2 TDs — in the Buccaneers’ Week 12 and Week 13 losses, Martin averaged 53 yards per game.
That drop-off left Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano to answer questions about Martin possibly hitting the proverbial rookie wall. Schiano shot that notion down, instead crediting the Falcons and Broncos’ defenses (and blaming Tampa Bay’s deficits against both those teams) for Martin’s slowed production.
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