The St. Louis Rams have the youngest and smallest group of receivers the Patriots have faced yet this season. This receiving corps has none of the threats that Seattle had, and no big play guy that stands out. St. Louis Rams 2012 Statistics - Team and Player Stats - ESPN It's been discussed elsewhere about how young the secondary for the Patriots is and I've contended a number of times that defensive backs do not come into their own in the NFL until they have four or five years in the league. Young corners and safeties have flashes, but do not exhibit the kind of steady playmaking that we were used to with Harrison, Law and Milloy until they are 26 or 27-years-old. This could be a good week for the defense.