Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was enthused by his team's effort on Sunday, posting a 45-7 win over the St. Louis Rams at the historic Wembley Stadium in London, but understands there's plenty of time to improve down the stretch.
"Offensively we played pretty well in the first half, " the quarterback said. "Made some plays there in the third quarter, fourth quarter we put it away. It was great to come into a trip like this and put everything into it. We've got the bye week next week and it's a good feeling. I'm sure guys will have fun tonight."
Brady talked about playing at the home of the English national soccer team.
"This is a great venue," he said. "This a beautiful stadium. I know how historical it is. It's a great atmosphere for football. I hope they enjoyed the game today, all the fans. I know it got out of hand there, but that's how the Patriots liked it, so it was a fun game for us."
Part of the reason the game got out of hand was a lights-out effort from Brady and his offense, highlighted by two touchdowns apiece for receiver Brandon Lloyd and tight end Rob Gronkowski.
After the game, Brady was complimentary of Lloyd.
"I have a lot of confidence in Brandon," Brady noted. "He works his butt off. He goes out there every day to practice and works hard. He made some really great plays tonight. A great job on two touchdowns."
Gronkowski, who has four touchdowns in his past two games, celebrated his first score of the evening with a march paying homage to the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. The humorous move caught Brady's attention.
"I don't know what the hell he was doing the first time," Brady said of Gronkowski's celebration. "I was trying to get out of the way so he didn't get fined. He needs some work on that."
But despite the second successful stop in London for his team, Brady knows that the Patriots still have plenty of work to do this season.
"We've got a long way to go," he continued. "We've still got to play eight games, [and] we certainly have to play our best football. Hopefully we get some guys healthy, head back into the swing of things here with the bye week, have a good week of practice, Wednesday or Thursday, then hopefully start playing some good football here in the second half. We need to."
Brady added that a key down the stretch will be learning from previous mistakes.
"There's a lot of teams that are going to start making improvements, there are going to be teams that go the other way," he said. "I hope we're one of those teams that continues to get better and uses the games they've already played as -- you learn from those and try to make improvements there. Try to move on from the bad things and get to the stuff that's working."