News item No. 1: The Steelers are struggling to cover Rob Gronkowski.
News item No. 2: Tom Brady is having a huge first half against Pittsburgh.
Breaking news: the Steelers are losing the game.
Gronkowski, the Patriots’ star tight end, has caught seven passes for 119 yards and a touchdown as New England has built a 17-3 second-quarter lead against the visiting Steelers.
Brady, meanwhile, has completed 11-of-13 passes for 230 yards and two scores.
Gronkowski scored the game’s second touchdown, beating two Steelers defenders on a 19-yard catch. As you might have expected, he punctuated the play with a thunderous spike.
The Red Sox won the World Series, and Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski look to be rounding into form.
There have been worse weeks to be a Boston sports fan.