Gronkowski came down with a 3-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. He was targeted 10 times and finished with only six catches for 31 yards and a score in a 17-16 victory. He has 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.
New England will host Buffalo in Week 17.
Gronkowski bounced back in the second half, after being held without a grab in the first half. Tom Brady hooked up with Gronkowski for a 27-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter. He was targeted eight times and finished with three catches for a team-high 96 yards and a score.
Gronkowski has cracked the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career. He has 76 receptions for 1,093 yards this season. He'll look to add to that total come Week 16 against the Jets.
Gronkowski's score came against an overmatched defender late in the first half, and he missed the chance at a second touchdown right before halftime when a severely underthrown pass went right into the hands of a Chargers linebacker. Even with the missed opportunity, the tight end topped 70 yards for the sixth straight game while catching his 10th touchdown of the season. He enters a Week 15 matchup with the Dolphins just three yards shy of his second career 1,000-yard season.
Gronkowski led the team with 12 targets and 98 yards. He hauled in seven passes during the contest. Gronk had one big play, catching a 29 yard pass at the beginning of the second quarter. Other than that, he was mostly held to shorter passes for most of the game. Gronkowski nearly found the end zone in the second quarter. He took a short pass from Tom Brady, and broke multiple tackles before finally going down at the 2 yard line. It was ruled an 11 yard catch. Brandon LaFell hauled in a 2 yard score later in the drive.
Gronkowski will look for more Week 14 against the Chargers.
Gronkowski got off to a fast start with three catches for 62 yards in the first half. However, with the game well in hand, Gronkowski was limited to only two grabs for 16 yards n the second half. He caught five of 10 passes thrown his way for 78 yards. He has 58 catches for 812 yards and nine touchdowns on the season.
New England will face Green Bay in Week 13.
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