The New England Patriots, winners of three of their last four, take on the St. Louis Rams in London on Sunday. New England's pass defense, a trouble spot in recent weeks, will again be without starting safeties Patrick Chung and Steve Gregory. The Patriots have allowed an average of 338 passing yards and 14 total touchdowns through the air in the last five games. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will also be down a key figure on his offensive line, with guard Logan Mankins inactive on Sunday.
St. Louis and quarterback Sam Bradford may be hampered in exploiting the New England secondary due to Danny Amendola also being inactive on Sunday. The Rams will also be without offensive linemen Wayne Hunter and Rodger Saffold.
Complete list of New England inactives, via NFL.com:
- Brandon Bolden RB
- Patrick Chung FS
- Steve Gregory SS
- Aaron Hernandez TE
- Logan Mankins G
- Trevor Scott DE
- Tracy White OLB
The St. Louis inactives, via the team's official twitter feed:
Inactives:WR Danny Amendola, OT Wayne Hunter, OT Rodger Saffold, QB Austin Davis, DE Eugene Sims, LB Mario Haggan, DT Matt Conrath. #RamsUK— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 28, 2012
Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00pm ET from Wembley Stadium in London, England.