The Rams got on the board first early in the first quarter. Quarterback Sam Bradford found wide receiver Chris Givens deep over the top for a 50-yard touchdown pass with 12:25 on the clock. The extra point put the Rams up, 7-0, early.
The Patriots answered back on their first possession. New England quarterback Tom Brady found Brandon Lloyd with a lob pass in the back right corner of the endzone to tie the game at 7-7 with 7:50 left on the clock.
The Rams scored on their first drive, but were forced to punt on their second. New England drove 78 yards on their first possession to set up its score.
Brady finished the first quarter 8-of-9 for 119 yards and a touchdown. Stevan Ridley added 30 yards on six carries.