Found January 10, 2013 on Patriots Life:
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One of the key players in the Patriots game plan for their rematch against the Texans didn't even play in that December 10th blowout. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed that game, one of five games that he missed this season. This left the Patriots at a bit of a disadvantage against Houston, not that it really mattered in the end.Still, to say the Patriots offense had a perfect day in that Monday Night Football game would not be accurate. There were issues but they just didn't receive much attention with the score well in hand all game. After going up 21-0 3:59 into the second quarter, the Patriots went three straight possessions without a first down, in fact they only had one first down in their next four possessions until a bomb to Donte Stallworth put them up 28-0.Obviously, nit picking in a 42-14 win, but evidence that all was not perfect in the Houston game. One player that can help change that is Gronk, teamed with Aaron Hernandez for just the sixth time all year...
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