A closer look at second-unit D

ATLANTA -- The Patriots have brought on some subs defensively on the Falcons' fourth drive. The starting secondary remains.

A look at the lineup:

LDE: Ron Brace

NT: Myron Pryor

RDE: Brandon Deaderick

OLB: Pierre Woods

ILB: Brandon Spikes

ILB: Eric Alexander

OLB: Marques Murrell

CB: Devin McCourty

CB: Darius Butler

S: Brandon Meriweather

S: Patrick Chung

This could be viewed as a tough sign for second-year ILB Tyrone McKenzie, as Alexander has taken the field over him. Last week, rookie free-agent ILB Dane Fletcher played over McKenzie.