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Pats players have fired up reaction on Twitter to Brady/Gronk Super Bowl TD

/ by Nick Goss
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Tom Brady has finally done it.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback had never scored a first quarter touchdown in a Super Bowl until Sunday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium.

Brady found Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski on a 8-yard touchdown pass with 37 secondsΒ remaining in the opening quarter.Β 

Brady and Gronkowski played in four Super Bowls together -- Gronk missed Super Bowl LI due to injury -- in nine seasons as teammates on the New England Patriots from 2010 through 2018. Brady's Patriots teams never scored a first quarter touchdown in nine trips to the Super Bowl.

Several of Brady's and Gronkowski's former Patriots teammates had an excited reaction on Twitter to the touchdown. Here's a roundup of those tweets:

Another Boston sports legend, former Red Sox star David Ortiz, also was fired up over Gronkowski's touchdown.

UPDATE (Sunday, Feb. 7 at 7:55 p.m. ET): Gronkowski caught another TD from Brady in the second quarter, and Patriots players again went to Twitter to react.

A win for Brady would give him seven Super Bowl titles in 10 appearances -- more than any player or team in NFL history.

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