Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/11/11
Physically, Rob Gronkowski met his match in Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. Only a couple of inches and pounds separated the two, at least before Gronkowski broke free of Kerrigan's grasp in the third quarter en route to a 37-yard TD -- one of two touchdowns for the New England Patriots tight end in a 34-27 victory at FedEX Field on Sunday. "Whoever is covering me, I have to figure out a game plan to get open," Gronkowski said after his record-setting day. "If it's a guy just as big as me, I have to figure out a way. If a guy is faster than me, I have to use my body or something. Whatever it is, I have to do my job to get open." Gronkowski, a second-year player out of the University of Arizona, did so often and again was one of quarterback Tom Brady's biggest targets. (Gronkowski finished with a game-high 160 yards receiving.) "Gronk" set the single-season TD record for tight ends in the first quarter with an 11-yard reception, eclipsing the mark held by both Anton...
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