Clive Woodward's men should have turned the screw when they opened up a decent lead, and that was probably the most disappointing aspect.
I talked about the partnership between Jonny Wilkinson and Charlie Hodgson - who played at centre for the first time - before the game and I think the jury is still out.
But what can you say about Jonny Wilkinson - his kicking is extraordinary.
I played with Rob Andrew and against Michael Lynagh - both great kickers - but I think Jonny is better than them both. He is not yet the complete player but his accuracy is phenomenal.
Looking ahead to the clash with Wales, who were disappointing in their defeat to Italy in Rome, I think Steve Hansen's men will have to raise their game significantly.
Playing at the Millennium Stadium will help them but they need to step up a few levels just to get near England.
How the game develops depends on how the Welsh start. Their forwards need to climb all over England from the outset.
However, if England build a platform they could rip them apart.
I would like to finish by congratulating Jason Leonard on gaining his 100th cap against the French. A prop forward's role is one of the most physically demanding on the field and it's a fantastic achievement.