Patriots 26, Rams 10

Ben Volin | On Football

Patriots left plenty of plays out there

Sure, New England had 402 yards of offense, but numbers can be deceiving.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

The Patriots applied lots of pressure to Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who was sacked four times.



Foxborough, MA - 12-4-16 - Robert Kraft, Drew Bledsoe, Tedy Bruschi and Troy Brown during halftime ceremony at Gillette Stadium. Los Angeles Rams at the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Patriots honor 2001 Super Bowl team

Troy Brown, Lawyer Milloy, and Drew Bledsoe were among the players to return for the ceremony.

Chris Long and the Patriots sacked Rams quarterback Jared Goff four times and hit him nine other times.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Patriots’ disguises fooled Rams QB Jared Goff

The rookie quarterback knew pressure was coming, he just couldn’t always see it.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-10885.jpg A record-setting day for Tom Brady

He is 201-61 in his career. No NFL quarterback had reached a record of 140 games above .500.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_patritotsrams11_spts.jpg A visit from the Rams just what Patriots needed

There may have been a few frustrations Sunday, but for the most part there was little to complain about.

Ben Volin

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/britt.jpg This may have been Patriots’ best defensive game yet

The Rams looked like a junior varsity squad against the Patriots on Sunday.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_patritotsrams19_spts.jpg Stephen Gostkowski perfect for Patriots

Gostkowski nailed four field goals — including a 48-yarder and a pair of 45-yarders — and both extra points.

Shown in a 2014 photo, former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said he was most proud of his economic reformation of the game.

Morry Gash/Associated Press/File

Nick Cafardo | on baseball

There’s no debating Bud Selig’s impact on baseball

Either you liked what Selig did or you didn’t, but he did leave his mark on the game.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_jaylen_brown.jpg Rookie Jaylen Brown learns from playing through rough patches

Brown’s playing time has decreased since earlier in the season as the Celtics become healthy, but he’s making the most of his stints on the court.

bruins notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bosdet1_spts.jpg Anton Blidh wants to have a lasting impact

The 21-year-old Swede has been called up from Providence to add energy to the offense.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/607538518.jpg Boston College to play in Quick Lane Bowl

The Dec. 26 game will be held in Detroit and played at Ford Field, the Lions’ stadium.

Joe Kelly will be part of the rebuild in the Red Sox bullpen.

Elsa/Getty Images/File 2016

winter meetings

Red Sox have holes to fill in the bullpen

Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, and Brad Ziegler are unlikely to return.

It’s All Downhill

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/killingtonWClandscape.jpg A few observations on Killington’s World Cup weekend

The White Circus’s return to New England was interesting to see on a number of levels.

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