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Defensive starters for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive starters for Patriots today:

DE: Rob Ninkovich

DT: Vince Wilfork

DT: Tommy Kelly

DE: Chandler Jones

LB: Dont'a Hightower

LB: Brandon Spikes

LB: Jerod Mayo

CB: Aqib Talib

CB: Kyle Arrington

S: Steve Gregory

S: Devin McCourty

The Buccaneers opened in "21 personnel" -- two backs and one tight end -- which had the Patriots matching in the traditional base package.

When the Buccaneers added a third receiver, the Patriots subbed out safety Steve Gregory and brought cornerback Alfonzo Dennard into the game, which was a different twist.