Found November 21, 2012 on Zone Blitz:
The New England Patriots scored a convincing win last weekend against Indianapolis, but it ended up being a costly one. Star tight end Rob Gronkowski could miss a month or more with a broken arm suffered while blocking on an extra point late in the game. Richard Hill, assistant editor for Pats Pulpit, acknowledges that Gronk is a tough loss to swallow, but adds that the team may be primed for another deep playoff run nonetheless. Aaron Hernandez and three other lesser known tight ends will have to step up in his absence. And all three phases of the game will have to adjust and play better. Nonetheless, the schedule plays out favorably for clinching a playoff spot, with two contests against Miami and single games against New York Jets and Jacksonville on the slate. A first-round bye, however, might be a tough get. “It won’t be easy,” Hill says. “They’ll need the Ravens to either drop two games (likely) and beat the Broncos (possible, but it’s at Mile High), or they’ll need the Bronco...
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