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Is the Bucs’ run defense actually hurting the pass defense?

Bruce Arians has said it himself.

The Bucs are built to stop the run.

And they’ve done just that so far in 2019. Tampa Bay’s run defense is the best unit in the NFL in both standard and advanced statistics. What’s even more impressive is the fact that they are a top-4 team in every facet that makes up the overall aforementioned stats.

According to Football Outsiders, the Bucs currently own the top-ranked run defense when it comes to their overall run defense metric. They are second in terms of adjusted line yards, first in yards per carry, third in power success, second in stuffed rank, second in second-level rank, and first in open-field rank.