Found December 11, 2011 on Foxboro Blog:
It was a high-scoring affair in the nation's capital, but the New England Patriots managed to pull out a close one over the Washington Redskins in a 34-27 victory. Rob Gronkowski broke the NFL record for touchdown receptions by a tight with his 14th of the season in  the first quarter, passing Antonio Gates (2004) and Vernon Davis (2009) who each had 13. Just because he could, Gronk added another touchdown reception in the third quarter to bring his season total up to 15. MVP consideration anyone? The fourth quarter was a completely scoreless one, but it was still arguably the most exciting one. After throwing an interception in the end zone that would have closed the game out for good if it weren't intercepted, Tom Brady got in a big argument on the sidelines with offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. The two had to be separated. That's not something you see often on the Patriots sidelines. With the Redskins down 34-27 at that point, Rex Grossman then led the Redsk...

Rob Gronkowski Makes Redskins Secondary Look Silly

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski shows some serious second effort, extending the play today against the Washington Redskins. You’ve been Gronk’ed Click here to view the embedded video. Link to original article: Rob Gronkowski Makes Redskins Secondary Look Silly Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Meet the fan whose lap Gronkowski jumped onto in the stands: “He wasn’t heavy”

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...

Rob Gronkowski's Record Day Includes Another Majestic Spike, New Touchdown Celebration

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...

Patriots' Gronkowski sets TD receptions mark by TE

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...

Gronkowski has record-setting day

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...

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski too big, too strong and too good

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 sets touchdown record for tight ends, makes ridiculous catches as well

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...

Pats' Gronkowski sets TD mark for TEs (AP)

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...

Losing Redskins need better example from captains

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...

Redskins Offense Looked Strong Sunday

Rex Grossman was good for the Washington Redskins Sunday, but Rob Gronkowski was better for the New England Patriots.

Gronkowki's record TDs help Pats survive 'Skins

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.
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