Starting defense for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots opened in a 4-3 defense tonight, with the following players:

DE: Jermaine Cunningham

DT: Kyle Love

DT: Darryl Richard

DE: Eric Moore

SLB: Rob Ninkovich

MLB: Dane Fletcher

WLB: Gary Guyton

CB: Darius Butler

CB: Kyle Arrington

S: Patrick Chung

S: Brandon Meriweather

Top players Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty, Leigh Bodden and Jerod Mayo are out of the base defense lineup. Bodden, however, came onto the field as the slot cornerback in the nickel package late on the first drive.