The scoreboard read 45-7, a thorough drubbing of the St. Louis Rams in merry ole England that put the Patriots at 5-3 going into the bye.
One thing is clear, the Patriots can run the ball and have a stable of backs that can get it done. The newest wrinkle is Shane Vereen, a fluid runner with great cutback ability. Vereen started the game despite Stevan Ridley being readily available.
The Patriots game plan was clear - get good shots to Brandon Lloyd, and they did, with good results. Lloyd ran a deep post to the corner of the end zone, spitting the coverage and getting separation for an easy touchdown.