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Rams vs. Patriots: London calls for Week 8 as St. Louis puts L.A. on hold

The St. Louis Rams took a 45-7 loss on the chin as the would-be home-team in London on Sunday.

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Isaiah Pead makes a rare appearance in Rams loss

The St. Louis Rams finally got second-round pick Isaiah Pead his second, third, and fourth career carries. Unfortunately, they came in garbage time.

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Rams vs. Patriots: Defense 'confused' against NE

The St. Louis Rams defense looked confused against the New England Patriots offense, one of the big reasons they got blown out in Wembley Stadium.

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Rams injuries: No big knocks against Patriots

The Rams entered Sunday's game at Wembley Stadium against the Patriots with quite a few injuries, but did not add to the list during the blowout in London.

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Rams Real Talk: Sorry, England

Hide your kids, hide your wife. The St. Louis Rams are BACK! You missed these guys, didn't you?

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Rams blown out at pseudo-home

The St. Louis Rams could score just seven points in their London "home game" against the New England Patriots Sunday afternoon, but that wasn't really the problem—the problem was that the Patriots could score 45, and did, with Josh McDaniels adjunct Brandon Lloyd catching two touchdown passes and Rob Gronkowski—backed up by former Rams Michael Hoomanawanui and Daniel Fells—catching eight balls for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

The Rams, meanwhile—well, they just didn't. Sam Bradford was 22-for-30 for 205 yards, a touchdown, and a late interception that will be equally assessed on Brian Quick, while Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson could barely get going before the blowout began. The only bright spot? Chris Givens going deep, as usual.

When that happened, the Rams were leading 7-0. What happened afterward is a little hard to explain, even if you aren't a Londoner out to see American football for the first and only time in your life. Some combination of the Patriots' offense being stupendous and the Rams' defense having its worst game of the season.

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Steven Jackson's style cramped by Daryl Richardson

Daryl Richardson again outran Steven Jackson in the St. Louis Rams' ugly loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Though there might be some extenuating circumsntances to deal with...

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Chris Givens the Rams' lone bright spot in London

Chris Givens has emerged as the St. Louis Rams' most dangerous wide receiver halfway through his rookie season. He scored another touchdown in the Rams' loss to the Patriots.

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Brady, Pats crush Rams, 45-7

Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, as the New England Patriots dismantled the St. Louis Rams, 45-7.

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Patriots extend lead to 38-7 in third quarter

Tom Brady threw for another touchdown and the New England Patriots scored 10 points in the third quarter to take a 38-7 lead over the St. Louis Rams going into the final 15 minutes in London.

That touchdown came two-and-a-half minutes into the quarter on a nine-yard throw to Brandon Lloyd. Brady has 19 completions on the day for 255 yards and three touchdowns without any interceptions.

After the Lloyd touchdown, New England held a 35-7 lead, but if that wasn't enough, Stephen Gostkowski added a field goal with just under seven minutes to play in the quarter to make it 38-7.

For the Rams, Sam Bradford has completed 23 passes for 204 yards. He's hit Lance Kendricks four times and Chris Givens twice for 59 yards. The Rams haven't gotten much on the ground at all, however. As a team, they have 27 yards rushing, compared to 119 for New England's Stevan Ridley alone.

With one quarter left to play, this one seems like it's just about over, and it would take an offensive outburst from the Rams to make it interesting again.

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Patriots take control in second quarter, lead 28-7

Each team scored on its opening drive of the game, but heading into halftime in London, the New England Patriots lead the St. Louis Rams, 28-7, behind three second-quarter touchdowns.

The first New England score of the quarter broke a 7-7 tie less than a minute into the period when Shane Vereen ran it in from one yard out to quickly put the Patriots up 14-7.

The Patriots then extended their lead with 6:31 remaining when Tom Brady connected with Rob Gronkowski on a seven-yard touchdown pass. This made it 21-7 and called for a nifty celebration from the New England tight end.

Finally, with time winding down in the half, Stevan Ridley went one yard to cap the scoring and put the Patriots up 28-7 at the break.

With 30 minutes of football still left to be played, it will take a sizable comeback from St. Louis to get back into the game. Quarterback Sam Bradford was 14-for-16 passing in the first half for 146 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions.

The Patriots are in control for now, however, thanks to Brady's two touchdown passes and five total receptions from Gronkowski for 106 yards. On the ground, the combined efforts of Vereen and Ridley lead the way for the Patriots. New England is also 5-for-6 on third downs.

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Rams and Patriots tied 7-7 after one quarter

Less than three minutes into the game, Sam Bradford connected with Chris Givens on a 50-yard touchdown pass to give the St. Louis Rams a quick lead, but the New England Patriots evened it up five minutes later on a touchdown of their own. Now, after one quarter from London, the two teams are tied at 7-7.

Both teams scored on their opening drives, with New England answering the St. Louis touchdown on a 19-yard pass from Tom Brady to Brandon Lloyd for 6 quick points. Stephen Gostkowski's extra point was good to tie the game, and that's where it stayed for the remainder of the quarter.

Brady has now thrown for a touchdown in 40 consecutive games, good for third-best all time. Drew Brees holds the record with 49 -- a streak that is ongoing.

Brady is a perfect 8-for-8 passing for 119 yards. Bradford 5-for-6 for 96 yards. New England's Stevan Ridley leads all rushers with six carries for 30 yards.

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Danny Amendola out vs. Patriots

Despite hope he could play on Sunday, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola will not play against the New England Patriots in London.

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Patriots vs. Rams: Game time, TV schedule, injury

The Rams are taking on the Patriots at Wembley Stadium in London Sunday.

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Aaron Hernandez out vs. the Rams

The New England Patriots left their other superstar tight end, Aaron Hernandez, at home ahead of Sunday's London matchup with the St. Louis Rams.

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Rams have 8 players on injury report

The Rams have eight players on their Week 8 injury report, including a pair of backups who are out.

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Danny Amendola questionable for Rams

St. Louis Rams Danny Amendola has a 50-50 chance at playing Sunday in London. He is recovering from a dislocated clavicle.

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The Danny Amendola smokescreen continues Thursday

Danny Amendola suddenly thinks he might play Sunday against the New England Patriots. Is he serious, or do the Rams just want the Pats to believe he is?

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Danny Amendola hoping to play on Sunday

Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola believes that he has a shot to play against the Patriots this week in London.

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Danny Amendola has 'outside chance' to play

Not so fast. Despite earlier reports that he will sit out, Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola believes he could still play against the Patriots in London.

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Danny Amendola will miss London game

Rams wideout Danny Amendola, still recovering from a dislocated clavicle, will miss this weekend's overseas contest against the New England Patriots.

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Rams' London success assured, thanks to Sherlock

Rams Herd knows how to make the St. Louis Rams London's home team: Compare its quarterback to Sherlock Holmes.

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Sam Bradford's unassuming career year

Sam Bradford hasn't had the breakout season we were hoping for in 2012, but he's definitely having his best season yet.

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Pats are touchdown favorites over Rams in London

The Patriots and Rams will meet across the pond this Sunday, where New England is favored by more than a touchdown.

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Have the Rams hit their power rankings peak?

The St. Louis Rams are falling down the power rankings, and a matchup with the New England Patriots means they might continue their tumble. Have they peaked?

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Danny Amendola could take advantage of bye week

The St. Louis Rams have Danny Amendola back at practice, but they also have a Week 9 bye. Will he be back by London?

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Rodger Saffold could be a couple weeks away

Saffold won't be back this week, but could return after the Rams' bye next week.

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Rams look for upset to take with them through bye

The St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots travel to London for their game Sunday. The Rams are looking for an upset win to take with them through their bye week next weekend.

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