Sunday, October 28, 2012

Patriots' offense very Patriot-like vs. Rams in London


In the latest installment of the NFL's "International Series," the league's English fans were treated to a spectacular fireworks display from quarterback Tom Brady and the New England offense, as the Patriots bolted out of the gate en route to a 45-7 drubbing of the hapless St. Louis Rams.

"I know it got out of hand there, but that's how the Patriots like it," Brady said, according to the team's website. "So it was a fun game for us."

Touché, Tom. Touché.

Brady was spectacular on the day, completing 23-of-35 attempts for 304 yards and four touchdown scores. His 131.1 passer rating was the veteran's best output of the season.

Former Ram Brandon Lloyd and tight end Rob Gronkowski each caught two of Brady's touchdown passes, and tailbacks Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley scored a rushing apiece.

St. Louis did come out swinging, opening the scoring when Sam Bradford connected with rookie wideout Chris Givens for a 50-yard touchdown pass on their first drive of the game.

After that, however, it was all Brady and the Patriots. New England immediately responded to that score with a touchdown drive of its own, this one capped off by a touchdown pass to Lloyd.

The Patriots' defense would force punts on the next two St. Louis possessions on its way to pitching a shutout the rest of the way. The New England offense would score points on each of its first five drives.

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