So, the Patriots experiment with a young and inexperienced receiving corps didn't exactly get off to a rollicking start in Week 1.
The Patriots clawed their way to a 23-21 victory at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, a gritty effort that meant the difference between 1-0 and 0-1.
Intrigue was high surrounding Tom Brady and the new look receiving corps heading into the season-opener against the Bills.
So how did they grade out?
For a secondary long maligned for its ineptitude in a perennially playoff-bound organization, the specter of corralling a rookie quarterback led by a rookie head coach seemed a rather fair way to