The Patriots had no problem against the league’s third-rated defense on their opening drive.
New England marched 81 yards in eight plays for a touchdown, taking a 7-0 lead over the Vikings.
After the Patriots forced a three-and-out, Tom Brady completed 4 of 5 passes for 70 yards. The passes went to four different receivers.
New England also used three different rushers on its three carries.
James Develin scored the touchdown on a 1-yard run.