NFL at Wembley: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady enjoyed London visit
By Graeme Mair. Last Updated: October 29, 2012 4:10pm
Tom Brady declared himself a fan of the Wembley experience after leading the New England Patriots to a 45-7 win over the St Louis Rams.
In the sixth regular-season NFL game to be held in London in as many years, Brady threw four touchdowns as the Patriots moved to 5-3 for the season.
"This a great venue, a historic venue, it's a great atmosphere for football," said Brady, who also starred in the Patriots' victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.
"It felt like high school football, on grass with rain coming down - that is how football is meant to be played.
"This is a great place to put together a win like we did."
St Louis trained at Arsenal's London Colney base on Wednesday and Thursday but nothing prepared them for dealing with Brady and the Patriots' offence.
"Against a Patriots unit playing that well on both sides of the ball you have to have a near-perfect game - we weren't able to do that today," said Rams head coach Jeff Fisher.
"Tom got a hot hand and they made a lot of plays for him. They are a very good football team."
Despite the result, Fisher enjoyed bringing his team over for the game.
"I was really pleased with the way the guys handled the week, I thought they were very professional about. They did a great job throughout the week," he said.
"I think our experience over here when we got to spend time together throughout the whole week, I think it will carry these guys a long way.
"We appreciate the whole experience, it was incredible and everybody here associated with the game treated us like kings.
"I would strongly recommend this to the other clubs in the NFL."
The rain started to fall heavily in the second half and, with his team already well clear, provided a spectacle to the liking of New England head coach Bill Belichick.
"The stadium was great," said Belichick. "Playing on grass is always good, we play most of our games on (artificial) turf.
"It's good to see the jerseys muddy, grass stains, guys picking up dirt in their face mask, stuff like that.
"Good old-fashioned football game. I think our guys liked it."