Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/25/12
The Patriots secondary has been the brunt of recent coverage jokes, and rightfully so. The Pats have given up 290 yards of offense through the air per game, ranking them as the fourth-worst team in the NFL in that category. The three teams beneath them are the Saints, Buccaneers and Redskins, who have a combined record of 7-12. Yet, with all of their defensive woes, New England sits atop the AFC East at 4-3 heading into their showdown against the Rams on Sunday in London. While St. Louis by no means has a potent passing attack -- throwing for just...

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