Like Tom Brady said, Sunday was "fun".
Perhaps it was so fun because the Patriots looked like, well, the Patriots.
CSNNE's Tom E. Curran and Boston Herald's Ron Borges were in London to see it live, and came away from the game impressed.
"It's a team that was playing to the potential that we most certainly thought that it had in late August coming out of camp on both sides of the ball," Curran said.
Borges was glad to see Brady put in a good performance.
"For those people who had concerns about Tom Brady, he was on fire," he said, then declaring that he was not one of those people.
The defense looked solid as well, opting not to sit back in coverage and instead put a little more pressure up front. Curran isn't about to say their problems are fixed though -- he needs to see more.
As for the 5-3 record, the team had the same record last season before winning out the rest of the season. When the Pats come back form their bye week, they face a handful of teams that, according to Curran, is "no murderer's row".
But can they stop the high-quality quarterbacks?