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Was the score excessive? Opinions abound the morning after New England's 52-7 win over Washington. Plus, Vrabel's big day, and the return of Richard.


That's about as lopsided as a football game can get. On a perfect autumn Sunday here in New England, QB Tom Brady and the rest of his near-perfect Patriots disposed of the only team they hadn't beaten in Brady's career, the Washington Redskins.

Afterwards, all anyone could talk about was the number of points the Pats put up.

"When we're in those situations, we tend to back off a little bit," Skins QB Jason Campbell told reporters. "That's just what we do. Their motto might be a little different."

His head coach, Joe Gibbs, was a little less shell-shocked.

"I have no problem with anything they did," he said. "Nothing, no problems from me."

But it wasn't just the offense that was impressive. The defense, including newly activated DL Richard Seymour, wouldn't allow the Washington offense to do anything, save that lone touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter.

Seymour, who didn't start but played on-and-off throughout the game, was just happy to be back in action with his teammates.

"I hadn't played since Indy last year, so there was definitely some rust there," Seymour said. "It was good to get back out on the football field and be in the mix a little bit. I still have a ways to go. I have a lot of work to do. But I think it's definitely encouraging to get back out there with my teammates."

And since you mentioned it, Richard ... yeah, the next game you guys play will be against those same, unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. As good as the Pats have been this season, head coach Bill Belichick said moments after the Washington win that his team will need to be even better next Sunday.

"We need to be at our best next week," Belichick declared, before welcoming back his All-Pro lineman. "So anything we can do to get better this week, we'll take it."


The Boston Globe has a feature focusing on the huge day by LB Mike Vrabel on both sides of the ball.

The talk around the country is all about how many points New England is scoring each week. This article from the West Coast is just one example.

The Indy media is already starting the hype parade for Sunday's battle of unbeatens.

The Providence Journal calls this historic Patriots run the "glory days" for this franchise.

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