Which play of the 2017 season is best for the New England Patriots so far?
We’re 14 games into the New England Patriots’ 2017 season and in celebration, we’ve decided to rank the team’s top five plays so far.
There have been a number of wow moments over the past four months, from one-handed catches to stiff arms and even a fake punt.
Our top five includes the best of New England’s offense, defense, and special teams, spreading the love equally among all of the Patriots’ playmakers.
So, take a stroll down memory lane and see if you agree with our rankings!
5. Rob Gronkowski’s 53-yard touchdown vs. the Saints
No, lobbing a pass 25-yards off your back foot isn’t the best approach to scoring a touchdown, however, when Gronk’s the man on the other end, what’s the worst thing that could happen?
Well, I’ll tell you the best thing, a 53-yard touchdown.
One week after Brady finished 16-of-36 without a touchdown and Gronk hauled in two grabs for 33 yards, the two stars connected on a play for the ages.
Gronk drove across the field, turning up the sideline just as Brady floated a pass to his mitts. He rolled downfield like the boulder from Indiana Jones, stepping over defenders en route to the end zone.
The play gave New England a 12-6 lead and helped them past the Saints 36-20.