That epic catch, fall, and drag-a-pair of Redskins by Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski, part of a two-touchdown, 160-yard day, told us two things.
1. Gronkowski would be named the AFC offensive player of the week.
2. DeAngelo Hall, who proved that football really is a spectator sport, would not be named the NFL defensive player of the week.
Indeed, the man known simply as Gronk — whom Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson described after Sunday’s game as a “gargoyle” — is the AFC offensive player of the week.
Gronkwoski, who now holds the single-season touchdown record for tight ends with 15, had a 49-yard catch, a 50-yard catch, and a 37-yard touchdown reception against the Redskins.
And maybe the Pats will make it back to the Super Bowl if Gronkowski plays a little defense down the stretch, too. He could do at least as well as DeAngelo Hall.