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It's not news that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is just about the best in the business at his position, but on an afternoon in which he set the single-season touchdown record for tight ends in a 34-27 win over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, it was a play before that defining score — on that same drive — that really exemplified why Gronkowski has become an exceptional player. Yes, he makes great catches in traffic, and yes, he blocks inline as well as any tight end we've seen in years. But when it comes to sheer effort plays … well, you'll have to go a ways before you'll see one quite like this.
Just one play later, "Gronk" got the score that his efforts deserved.
That touchdown was #14, breaking the record set by San Diego's Antonio Gates in 2004, and tied by San Francisco's Vernon Davis in 2009. Here was #15, in which Gronkowski once again demonstrated two things. First, that he will do just about anything to get away f...
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New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski shows some serious second effort, extending the play today against the Washington Redskins.
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When Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski scored his second touchdown, he did his obligatory mammoth spike. Then, late in the 34-27 win over the Redskins, Gronk charged into the stands.
He spotted a Patriots fan in a Wes Welker jersey in the front row and… yup, he jumped onto his lap. It was hilarious.
“Gotta give him some love because he’s got first-row seats at an away game with his...
LANDOVER, Md. -- Even after unleashing two of the greatest spikes in the history of the once-mundane football celebration, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is still aiming for perfection. After his first touchdown of Sunday's 34-27 victory against the Redskins, Gronkowski spiked a ball so hard that it bounced up and traveled through the uprights. Just a week ago, he rocketed...
Rob Gronkowski set an NFL record for touchdown receptions by a tight end on Sunday.
After tying the mark last week against the woeful Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots star collected his record 14th of the season in the first quarter against the Washington Redskins.
Gronkowski started the drive by reeling in routine catch, turning upfield and shedding tackles on his...
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...
Rob Gronkowski ran over the Redskins defense. Photo by Keith Nordstrom
It wasn’t easy in the nation’s capital (OK, Maryland technically), but the Patriots were able to come away with a win over the Washington Redskins, winning 34-27. The Skins were able to drive down within striking distance of tying the game with under a minute to play, but a Rex Grossman pass to Santana Moss...
Rob Gronkowski is more than a mismatch. There are the New England Patriots tight end's Velcro-like hands. The agility of a dancer. And the second-year player stands 6-foot-6, would-be tacklers bouncing off his 265 pounds like Pop Warner players trying to bring down an elephant. "The guy's a gargoyle," Washington ...
Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots has set the mark for most touchdown catches in a season by a tight end, grabbing his 14th. Gronkowski's record-breaking score came on an 11-yard pass from Tom Brady with 5:49 left in the first quarter Sunday against the Washington Redskins. The previous record of 13 TD catches by a tight end originally was set by Antonio Gates in 2004...
Mike Shanahan says his captains need to keep their cool.
The Washington Redskins coach was referring to DeAngelo Hall's rough day in a 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots.
The cornerback and defensive co-captain gave up early on a play that turned into a 49-yard gain after a catch by tight end Rob Gronkowski. Hall later drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for disrespectfully...
Rex Grossman was good for the Washington Redskins Sunday, but Rob Gronkowski was better for the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and Rob Gronkowski set an NFL single-season record for most touchdown catches by a tight end Sunday as the New England Patriots won their fifth straight, beating the Washington Redskins 34-27.