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Patriots win as NFL visits London

Published 10:12 AM ET, Mon October 29, 2012
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Fans flocked to England's national soccer stadium on Sunday for the NFL's sixth International Series match at Wembley. Getty Images
Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots onto the field for the match against the St. Louis Rams. Getty Images
The quarterback towers over Patriots owner Robert Kraft and rock star Jon Bon Jovi, who was one of the celebrity guests. Getty Images
Former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano sang the U.S. national anthem, while Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins performed "God Save The Queen." Getty Images
San Francisco rock band Train also provided pre-match entertainment. Getty Images
The St. Louis Rams' cheerleaders brought some American razzamatazz to the UK. Getty Images
St. Louis' Chris Givens celebrates scoring the match's opening touchdown from Sam Bradford's 50-yard pass, but Rams fans had little to cheer about after that. Getty Images
Givens went off injured soon after, and three-time Super Bowl winner Brady orchestrated a 45-7 romp for the Patriots. The 35-year-old completed his first eight passes and finished with 304 yards and four touchdown passes. Getty Images
Justin Francis (94) and Patriots teammate Chandler Jones (95) celebrate after sacking the Rams' quarterback. Getty Images
The St.Louis cheerleaders, however, were proving a big hit with the sellout crowd of 84,000 fans on a cold, wet day in London. Getty Images
The Patriots led 28-7 at halftime and went on to repeat the team's 2009 success against Tampa Bay in the UK capital. Getty Images
The Patriots surpassed 350 yards of total offense for the 17th consecutive game, breaking an NFL record set by St. Louis in 1999 and 2000. New England lead the AFC East division with five wins and three losses, while the Rams have the reverse record in NFC West. Getty Images