Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, as the New England Patriots dismantled the St. Louis Rams, 45-7.
Each team scored on its opening drive of the contest, including a 50-yard pass from Sam Bradford to Chris Givens to open the game for the Rams. That was all the offense that St. Louis would get, however, as the Patriots tied it up on their next possession and never looked back.
With the score tied 7-7 in the second quarter, the Patriots' offense exploded for three touchdowns: a pair of one-yard runs and a seven-yard pass from Brady to Rob Gronkowski.
New England went into halftime with a 28-7 lead, only to add to it in the third and fourth quarters. Brady threw for two more touchdowns and Stephen Gostkowski hit a field goal to give New England the 38-point win.
For the game, both Brady and Bradford completed 23 passes, though Brady got 304 yards out of them, compared to 205 for Bradford, who also threw the games only interception.
Stevan Ridley was the game's leading rusher, as he ran for 127 yards for the Patriots. The Patriots were also 7-for-11 on third downs for the game.
With the win, New England improves to 5-3 on the year, while the Rams drop to 3-5.
Fantasy studs/duds: It's never a bad day when you catch eight passes for two touchdowns and 146 total yards, which is exactly what Gronkowski did. Brady didn't have a terrible game either with his four touchdown passes. For more fantasy analysis, head over to our fantasy football page.
Odds/Gambling: The Patriots were favored by seven points, so they more than covered the spread.
Injury info: It looks like both teams may have gotten through the game without losing any of their star players. Ron Brace left the game in the closing minutes for the Patriots and there is no report yet on his condition.
Next team on the schedule: Both teams have bye weeks coming up and will be back in action on Sun., Nov. 11. The Patriots will host the Bills while the Rams will travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers.