New England Patriots defeat Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 35-7

LONDON - The Patriots literally will be playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today on foreign soil.

Forget the obvious, that the contest is being played at Wembley Stadium - the third straight year the NFL has staged a regular-season game at the iconic English edifice.

Because of rainfall yesterday and the possibility of more today, the NFL cancelled both teams’ walkthroughs at Wembley. That prevented the Patriots and Buccaneers from testing out the playing surface and f...

LONDON - They could have saved the trouble and played this game at Raymond James Stadium off Dale Mabry Highway. They could have played at Gillette, White Stadium, or Fitton Field in Worcester.

But no. Instead, they had to fly more than 3,200 miles over the Atlantic to affirm what we already knew: The Patriots are a much better football team than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yesterday’s 35-7 thrashing was a ghastly unfolding of the obvious.

A throng of 84,254 filled his...

LONDON - Getting where you want to go in this city can be daunting for foreigners. You have to look the opposite way to cross the street, drive on the other side of the road, and ride the labyrinth-like tube subway system. But it turns out finding the end zone is just as easy for the Patriots on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

A week after topping Tennessee, 59-0, the Patriots turned the NFL’s third annual London showcase into their own British invasion with a 35-7 rom...