Gronkowski's record-breaking score came on an 11-yard pass from Tom Brady with 5:49 left in the first quarter.
Gronkowski's 14th touchdown capped a two-play, 60-yard drive that gave New England a 14-3 lead Sunday. The other play of the series was a 49-yard catch-and-run by Gronkowski on which he dragged two Redskins with him, then avoided another defender along the sideline.
Then, on the opening drive of the second half, Gronkowski caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Brady, dragging linebacker Ryan Kerrigan along for a few steps before breaking free. That score, with 12:05 remaining in the third quarter, put New England ahead 27-20.
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