(LONDON) — The New England Patriots (4-3) will take on the St. Louis Rams (3-4) on Sunday in London at Wembley Stadium.
The Patriots are coming off a week seven 29-26 overtime victory against the Jets and sit atop the AFC East. The Rams fell to the Packers 30-20 and sit in last in the NFC West.
“It’s going to be a great experience for a lot of our young players,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said. “It’s an opportunity for us to spread the word that the Rams are back.”
The Rams have struggled to score points in 2012, ranking 26th in the NFL with 18.6 per game while averaging 315.1 yards of offense, but players are still happy to be in London as the “home” team.
“I’m really excited to be able to play the game,” Rams defensive end Chris Long said. “Everybody we meet is so nice and supportive of the NFL, it’s just great.”
The Patriots understand the tough task at hand, despite the Rams recent struggles.
“They’re going to make us earn it,” said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “This a good team that presents a lot of tough challenges.”
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