In response to rkarp's comment:
Rkarp; ridiculous, Tampa isn't just one of the best run stopping teams, they'll be one of the top rated defenses in the NFL provided they stay healthy.
Woozy, the statistics lie. The Bucs defensive backfield was worse then the Pats last year, so the opposition tended not to run on them, prefering pass. Hence the trade for Revis and the signing of Goldson.
Bowers has been a disappointment, cant set the edge against the run, and really hasnt been able to get to the QB. Clayton did have 7.5 sacks 2 years ago, but is a pass rusher, not a run stopper. McCoy was a pro bowler, and desrvedly so. Gibson is simply a body...
Tampa's DL is a bit undersized, no 320-340 DT's, and no depth. Very young as well. Pats knew handily their OL would have its way gainst the BUcs running the ball.
TB actually led the league in fewest yds per game rushing AND fewest yds per carry (3.5), so they were pretty effective against the run. But there's no doubt, at least some of that is attributable to their awful pass defense. They did have the third fewest rush attempts against and the second most pass attempts against. Teams just didn't bother running that much. They also had Roy Miller who was pretty stout, now gone.
Anyway, I wouldn't take too much from this game in terms of the week 3 matchup. There were lots of guys not playing on both teams, and some guys who only played a few plays before being lifted, like Goldson and Lavonte David for the Bucs.