Originally posted on Patriots Extra  |  Last updated 11/20/12
After enduring most of the first half of the season without tight end Aaron Hernandez, the Patriots lost the other half of the Boston TE Party for the forseeable future in their 59-24 blowout win over Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.  Rob Gronkowski torched the Colts for seven receptions for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but broke his forearm on the team's final PAT play, leaving many fans and writers nationwide questioning Bill Belichick's decision to leave his most valuable weapon on the field in a game that was clearly in hand.  The loss of Gronk for the next four-to-eight weeks could be brutal for the Pats, except they should be getting Hernandez back Thursday for the Thanksgiving showdown against the New York Jets.  Although they injury put a damper on Gronk's terrific day, many other players enjoyed sensastional performances.  Let's take a look at this week's risers and fallers.    Risers  1. Tom Brady, QB: In the battle of Luck vs. Bra...
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