Originally written on Foxboro Blog  |  Last updated 1/17/13
How big of an impact will the loss of Rob Gronkowski have on the Patriots' Super Bowl chances? Jason:  The injury to Gronk seems like a non-issue at this point. He has played very little in the second half of the season, and the offense has kept on rolling. The only way his injury really hurts is if Hernandez gets injured by Pollard. No whammies. Stephen:  Against a team like the Ravens, Gronk definitely would have helped due to his ability to block and draw coverage. However, the fact New England played well in his absence for over half the season speaks to this team's ability to adjust. There's no doubt the Patriots are a better team with Gronk in the lineup, but I don't think it's going to make a huge difference in their Super Bowl pursuit. Raj:  The loss of Gronk will hurt big time. They barely beat Baltimore last year and then lost to New York with an injured Gronk. Now that he's out, it's bound to be different but I still believe that the Pats will overcome that pi...
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