The Associated Press
Patriots back home after routing Rams in London
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) _ The toughest part of New England's trip to Old England might have been getting home, and even that journey wasn't as rough as feared.
The Patriots beat the brunt of Hurricane Sandy into Boston on Monday, one day after routing the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in London. They landed at Logan Airport at mid-day after moving up their departure time.
They returned safely, and in first place, with the best offense in the NFL. They set an NFL record on Sunday with their 17th straight game of more than 350 yards of offense and scored on their first six possessions.
Now they go into their bye week with a 5-3 record and the AFC East lead before their next game on Nov. 11 at home against the Buffalo Bills.