Rob Gronkowski brought two of his four receptions in for touchdowns as part of New England’s decisive 34-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night at Gillette Stadium. The second-year phenom has racked up 20 TD’s in his first 26 career games, the most of any tight end in NFL history. The previous record was held by Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, who took 31 games to reach that number.
Tom Brady completed just two short passes in the first quarter but eventually found his rhythm, finishing the game with 15 completions for 234 yards. Julian Edelman contributed in all three phases, adding slot cornerback to his already versatile resume. His big moment came five minutes into the third quarter when he returned a punt for 72 yards to put New England up 21.
The Pats defense held the Chiefs to 355 yards of total offense while forcing three interceptions out of backup QB Tyler Palko. “We try to be a very opportunistic defense,” cornerback Kyle Arrington said after gaining two picks himself. “When plays like that present themselves, you’ve got to capitalize on them. And if I can get into the end zone one of these times, that would be good, too.”
New England currently controls the AFC East Division with a 7-3 record. Their rival New York Jets and Buffalo Bills are two games behind and scheduled to matchup this weekend at MetLife Stadium. The Patriots will next take on the 4-6 Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. New England Patriots tickets are now available!