The New England Patriots advanced to the next round in the AFC playoffs, after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, 27-20. During the game, Rob Gronkowski became the NFL’s all-time leader in postseason touchdown receptions by a tight end.
Gronk hit the mark in the third quarter on a 16-yard pass from quarterback Tom Brady, following an 8-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.
“It means I have to keep working hard, baby. I’m not really worried about individual stats in the playoffs. That means nothing. What I’m worried about is getting that ‘W’ in the playoffs, baby,” Gronk said after the game.
The previous record was seven, and was shared by Dave Casper and Vernon Davis.