Hindered by injuries in past title pursuits, a fully healthy Rob Gronkowski aims to prove he's one of the game's all-time greats with a title, writes Jackie MacMullan.
Trick plays? Funky formations? Gronk on D? It added up to a huge Patriots win.
After looking like the team to beat, the Patriots helped beat themselves.
The Patriots solved the Jets, but they continue to be a puzzle this season.
Learning self-control has turned Vince Wilfork into the Pats' defensive beacon.
Unheralded Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich has a new role: Playmaker.
The Pats defense bent some Sunday, but came up with enough big plays to win.