Top 15 Patriots Moments of 2015

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11. Rob Gronkowski’s touchdown against the Dolphins

When it happened: Week 8 (October 29th, 2015)

Where it happened: Foxborough, Massachusetts

What happened: Gronkowski snagged a pass from Brady and ripped through the Miami defense on the opening drive.

Players don’t exactly tremble with excitement before a Thursday Night Football game. TNF has been the subject of criticism from a variety of sources, but it’s what you make of it. Back in Week 8, Gronk certainly made the most of it by snagging a 47-yard touchdown on the opening drive.

Brady led a balanced, methodical drive into Dolphins’ territory before finding Gronk on a crossing pattern. Once the ball was in his hands, it was off to the races for Gronkowski, setting the tone early in the Patriots’ 36-7 victory over their divisional rivals.

Of course, Gronk has made plenty of other exciting plays this season, including the longest touchdown of his illustrious career against the Giants. But there are plenty of moments from the Giants game on this list (you’ve got several more to read about), so we’re highlighting Gronk’s most influential play from the win over Miami.

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