Rob Gronkowski's ribs, routes back at full strength
His ribs presumably all mended, Rob Gronkowski has gone back to fracturing pass coverages.

In his second full game since suffering fractured ribs and a punctured lung in Week 3 against the Rams, Gronkowski finished with a season-high 123 yards on seven catches in Sunday's 38-31 victory. It was his 30th game with at least 100 yards, only one shy of the NFL record held by Tony Gonzalez, according to ESPN.

Gronkowski has totaled 13 catches for 194 yards in his last two contests. "He was huge," Bucs coach Bruce Arians said.

"There were a couple of times I wish he was in earlier on a couple of drives, but again, (we're) watching his snap count pretty good so he's successful, but he brings so much. That third down, short in the flat, and he runs 11 yards (on the Bucs' third scoring drive), that's what Gronk does. And that fired up our sideline huge."

Joey Knight, The Tampa Times, published 29 November 2021