Rams v Patriots
28 Oct 2012 - 5:00 PM
NFL International Series 2012: New England Patriots 45 St Louis Rams 7
The New England Patriots enjoyed a happy return to Wembley as they inflicted a crushing 45-7 defeat on the St Louis Rams in the latest NFL International Series game in London.
The Rams actually took the lead on their first possession when Sam Bradford found Chris Givens for a 50-yard touchdown pass, but New England levelled instantly with Brady hitting Brandon Lloyd from 19 yards out for 7-7.
From then on it was one-way traffic, with tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Lloyd finding the end zone twice, while Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen both ran in scores in the first half as the Patriots really took charge of the game.
From 7-0 down, New England piled up 21 points in a killer second quarter that effectively put the game to bed, and despite the Rams being the 'home' team, the majority of the 84,004 fans inside Wembley were backing Brady's bunch.
Brady came out of the game in the fourth quarter with his job done after throwing for 304 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions for a near-perfect passer rating of 131.1.