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.