Picking your favorite Rob Gronkowski game? It’s not an easy task. But after taking the full measure of his career into account, here are our 10 favorites.
10. vs. St. Louis — Aug. 26, 2010: This was the game where we started realizing what Gronkowski was truly capable of. He scored a pair of touchdowns against a woeful Rams’ offense, including one on a play where he dragged St. Louis linebacker James Laurinaitis into the end zone from seven yards out. He finished the preseason game with three catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns.
9. at Indy — Oct. 16, 2014: You scroll through the numbers, and this one really doesn’t stand out like some of the others — four catches on five targets for 71 yards and a touchdown, a bullish catch-and-run for 26 yards. The difference? This was the night Sergio Brown got thrown out of the club. Gronkowski bulldozed Brown right off the field and into a camera while clearing a path.
8. at Buffalo — Oct. 30, 2016: A native of upstate New York, Gronkowski spent the better part of his career lighting up his hometown team. This one sticks out for a few reasons, though, including the fact he had five catches on seven targets for 109 yards and touchdown — the 69th of his career (ahem) that came via Tom Brady on a 53-yard pass play.