Patriots gridiron news: Rob Gronkowski looks to continue dominance in Buffalo

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Rob Gronkowski
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Rob Gronkowski /

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is looking forwards to returning to his hometown, where he has put up some great numbers. 

Rob Gronkowski definitely has his mojo back and is looking forwards to bringing it back to his hometown of Buffalo on Sunday.  On Wednesday, the New England Patriots tight end told the Buffalo media about how good a feeling it is to play near the place where he started his football journey.

"“I do like going home and playing where you grew,” Gronkowski said, via  “That’s like a dream to play in the stadium that you drove by all the time just growing up as a kid.  Coming back, it’s always a good feeling playing in front of your friends and family growing up.”"

With 35 catches for 583 yards and seven touchdowns over his previous six games in Buffalo, the All-Pro tight end definitely raises to the occasion in Buffalo. Actually, the entire New England Patriots team seem to turn it up a notch when playing against the Bills.

Last season, if you remember, it was actually at New Era Field where Gronkowski set the Patriots franchise recorded for touchdown receptions surpassing the great Stanley Morgan.  That all happened before he eventually went down with a season-ending back injury.

How about them wings 

Of course, the big tight end shared his opinion on his some of his favorite hometown foods.  Unsurprisingly, that included the best place to get Buffalo wings.  Rob Gronkowski didn’t give the obvious answer, but may have pumped up a new spot.

"“Anything in Buffalo for real,” Gronkowski said.  “Everyone’s always like, ‘Well, what’t the spot?’ Tell you the truth, everyone always says Duff’s or Anchor Bar, but I’ve never even been to Duff’s in my life.  It’s crazy.  So I actually want to try Duff’s wings.  Anywhere in Buffalo you can go down there.  I usually go to Amherst Ale House, but anywhere in Buffalo you can go to the corner store and they always have good wings.  And good blue cheese.  The blue cheese is crucial, too.”"

You go that right Gronk!

Tom Brady amongst the injured

The New England Patriots are going into the Week 13 matchup against the Buffalo Bills as a banged-up bunch, including Tom Brady.

The 40-year-old quarterback was one of five players who did not practice on Wednesday.  Brady sat out practice due to a sore Achilles suffered against the Dolphins.  Other notable players who did not practice were Chris Hogan (shoulder), Marcus Cannon (ankle), Trevor Reilly (concussion) and LaAdrian Waddle (ankle).

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Amongst those who participated, but were limited were Trey Flowers (knee), Kyle Van Noy (calf), David Andrews (illness) and Danny Amendola (knee).