Gronk was entertaining as usual while mic'd up for Bucs-Bills

/ by Darren Hartwell
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Rob Gronkowski had a grand old time playing against his hometown team Sunday.

The former New England Patriots tight end and Western New York native faced the Buffalo Bills for the first time as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14. The result: a 33-27 Bucs win in overtime that helped Gronkowski fulfill his pregame wish.

Gronk played an active role in the victory, catching five passes for 62 yards and making a great block in the first quarter to spring running back Leonard Fournette for a 47-yard touchdown run.

The gregarious tight end was mic'd up for Sunday's game, which produced about 80 seconds of excellent content that the Bucs shared on Twitter.

Among the highlights: Gronk getting props from coaches and players after his key block, his sideline interactions with longtime teammate Tom Brady, and reminding an offensive lineman that Brady was poised to throw his 700th career touchdown pass.

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Brady indeed made history Sunday: His milestone TD pass was a 58-yard game-winner to Breshad Perriman in overtime.

The Bucs moved to 10-3 with the win and have won four in a row since Gronkowski returned from a painful rib injury in Week 11. Gronk has caught 22 passes for 314 yards and two scores in those four contests, so it's safe to say Brady is glad his favorite tight end is back.