New England Patriots: 5 observations from NFL regular-season finale

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 30: Phillip Dorsett #13 of the New England Patriots reacts with Tom Brady #12 after catching a touchdown pass during the second quarter of a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 30: Phillip Dorsett #13 of the New England Patriots reacts with Tom Brady #12 after catching a touchdown pass during the second quarter of a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) /
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New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) /

A little glimpse of Gronk

Another good sight to see during Sunday’s 38-3 victory over the New York Jets was how Rob Gronkowski looked on the field.

The big tight end only had two catches for 24 yards, but it is how he looked on a play that was called back that has Patriots fans giddy. On that particular play, the All-Pro tight end took a short pass from Tom Brady and ran through the Jets defense for a nice 30-yard gain.  Unfortunately, it was negated due to an offensive pass interference call on fellow tight end Dwayne Allen.

Just seeing Gronkowski looking like shades of his former self was a great sight to see.  It showed he is a bit healthier and is “all in” heading into the playoffs.

While the question on whether this is Rob Gronkowski’s last NFL season will linger over him until the team’s season finally comes to an end, playing his best football in the playoffs will put the New England Patriots in a good position to at least get back to the Super Bowl.

If Gronkowski is saving his best for last, we’ll take it!