Yes, you read the headline correctly. It is not a typo.
Through three games this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the league's best run defense.
The same defense that ranked dead last in the NFL last season by allowing a franchise-worst 156.1 rushing yards per game has transformed into a dominant run-stopping machine. The Bucs are only giving up 47.3 rushing yards and just 2.3 yards per carry so far in 2012.
In Week 1, the Bucs held running back DeAngelo Williams to negative 1-yard and quarterback Cam Newton to just four yards on the ground. Against the Cowboys, running back DeMarco Murray had just 38 yards on 18 carries.
It has been amazing to watch the Bucs turn things around like they have. Last season, Tampa Bay's rush defense had holes so big a motorhome could drive through them. Now they are playing stout defense and making life difficult for opposing ball carriers.
But the Bucs will be tested in a big way when the Redskins and their second-ranked rushing...