Rob Gronkowski: Remembering six career games vs. Denver Broncos

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Rob Gronkowski: Remembering six career games vs. Denver Broncos

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We’re about 72 hours away from kickoff between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game. To help pass the time, take a look back at Rob Gronkowski’s six career games against the orange horses in chronological order:

[Editor’s note: All stats came by way of Pro Football Reference.]

6. Week 15, 2011 – Patriots 41, Broncos 23

Quick look at stats: four receptions (five targets), 53 yards

Gronk didn’t factor all that much into this game, as evidenced by that somewhat sleepy stat line. However, it should be noted that this was only the second time Tom Brady won in Denver. In fact, this was the more recent of Brady’s two victories in the Mile High City.

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This game came on the heels of the best performance of Gronk’s six regular seasons. A week earlier, Gronk had caught six passes for a career high 160 yards and two touchdowns against the Washington Redskins. Understandably, the Broncos made stopping Gronk their top priority, and the star sophomore wasn’t nearly as explosive.

However, Gronk would make up for the quiet day in the 2011 postseason…

Next: 5. 2011 Divisional Round