A full house of Englanders were on hand Sunday to watch Tom Brady toss four touchdown passes -- two to Rob Gronkowski -- as the New England Patriots blew out the St. Louis Rams, 45-7, at historic Wembley Stadium in London.
Brady's day came to an end midway through the fourth quarter, and when all was said and done, the ageless quarterback completed 25-of-35 passes for 304 yards and four scores. New England's offense totaled 476 yards and moved the chains 29 times while committing zero turnovers and forcing two interceptions.
Stevan Ridley snapped back into form with a 15-carry, 127-yard performance and Gronkowski reeled in eight catches for 146 yards for New England (5-3).
Sam Bradford had a respectable day for St. Louis (3-5), totaling 205 yards and one touchdown on 23-of-31 passing. Chris Givens had three receptions for 63 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown pass -- marking his fifth straight game with a catch of 50 or more yards -- from Bradford in the first quarter. Daryl Richardson led the Rams' rushers with 53 yards on seven carries. St. Louis finished with 326 total yards and had 12 penalties accounting for 102 yards.
The Patriots will attempt to beat Hurricane Sandy back to New England on Monday, but with a bye week looming, they will have a little time to spare.
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