The Tampa Bay defense held Carolina to only 10 yards rushing, snapping a ten-game losing streak dating back to week 6 of the 2011 NFL season.

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On August 25, Davin Joseph was placed on injured reserve with a season-ending knee injury.

This occurred Week 2 of the preseason at home against the New England Patriots.

This is Ronde Barber's last season before retiring in the 2013 off-season.

Though the club did not make the postseason, the team improved their record to 7–9, and finished the regular season with team records in several statistical categories.

New head coach Greg Schiano installed a new regime and attitude at Tampa Bay upon his arrival.

An improved offense set several team records and milestones, and the team ranked #1 in rushing defense in the NFL.

The team rebounded and finished on a high note, beating the #1 seed Falcons on the road in the final week of the regular season.

After a dismal 4–12 record in 2011, the team finished a fairly respectable 7–9 in 2012.

This was the most offensive yards allowed in Buccaneers franchise history.

Tampa Bay had the lead throughout the third quarter, but the Giants came back to win the game in the fourth quarter scoring 25 points.

This was the first time Tampa Bay allowed a 100-yard rushing performance to any team this season.