Sunday Night Football: Rob Gronkowski Catches Second Touchdown To Open New England Lead

The New England Patriots are finally making Sunday Night Football exciting, tacking on another touchdown after a first half that featured a 6-2 score at one point in the second quarter. The Patriots currently lead 23-9, however, as Rob Gronkowski has pulled in two touchdown passes from Tom Brady to open up New England's lead.

Gronkowski actually scored on the Patriots' previous possession, but New England had to settle for a field goal after it was determined that he stepped out of bounds before Brady was able to find him in the back of the end zone. The infraction ruined what was an impressive bit of scrambling by the quarterback before a solid catch from his wide receiver, as the video below illustrates.


Following the field goal, the Jets looked like they might be able to answer, but Mark Sanchez decided to audition for Football Follies Vol. 47 first. It is a bit difficult to explain, but the below animation should suffice.

Fail_medium

Gronkowski then was able to pull in a second touchdown, one that actually counted, on the ensuing drive. At this point in the game, Gronkowski has been credited with six receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns.

Bill Belichick and anyone counting on a big night from Gronkowski in fantasy can probably relate with the celebration Gronk pulled out after his second touchdown catch, even if it did result in a penalty flag (Sorry, Donald Strickland).

Gronklol_medium

To learn more about this game, check out our Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and our Jets blog Gang Green Nation. Head over to SB Nation NFL for more on Week 10's games.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.