TE Rob Gronkowski sets playoff record with 8th TD reception

ByMike Reiss ESPN logo
Sunday, January 17, 2016
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- TheNew England Patriots'Rob Gronkowski became the NFL's all-time leader in postseason touchdown receptions by a tight end Saturday, when he scored the eighth of his career in the team's 27-20 win over theKansas City Chiefsto reach the AFC Championship Game.

Gronkowski accomplished the feat in the third quarter on a 16-yard strike from quarterback Tom Brady. He also had an 8-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter to give the Patriots a 7-0 lead.

The previous record of seven was shared by Dave Casper and Vernon Davis.

Gronkowski finished the day with seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns.

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