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Watch Sony Michel score three touchdowns in Patriots-Chargers playoff game

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Watch Sony Michel score three touchdowns in Patriots-Chargers playoff game

The New England Patriots scored on their first two drives of Sunday's AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Los Angeles Chargers thanks to a heavy dosage of running backs.

UPDATE (Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2:40 p.m. ET): Sony Michel hasn't slowed down one bit after his first two touchdowns. He powered his way across the goal line for a third touchdown late in the first half. Check out a replay in the tweet below. 

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Rookie running back Sony Michel scored his first career playoff touchdown from the 1-yard line to cap a 14-play, 83-yard opening drive for New England. 

Michel also scored the Patriots' second touchdown of the first quarter on a 14-yard run. He dove for the end zone and crossed the plane to put New England up 14-7.

Michel tallied 43 rushing yards on nine carries over the first two Patriots drives. He had one reception for nine yards as well.

Veteran running back James White also played a huge factor in the two early scores with six receptions for 42 yards.

Seven of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's first 10 completions went to running backs. 

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Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Rob Gronkowski may be done with football, but he continues to find ways to entertain us on our television screens.

The former New England Patriots tight end is hosting WrestleMania 36 this weekend alongside WWE star Mojo Rawley. And as one would expect, Gronk brought the energy to start off the two-night event.

“[WWE] picked the right guy [to host WrestleMania], because I know how to start a party on a Saturday night and end it 30 hours later," Gronk quipped in his introduction.

Watch below:

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Between the WWE and his various other ventures, Gronkowski seemingly has been everywhere these last few weeks. He appeared on SmackDown, was revealed as White Tiger in "The Masked Singer," and participated in a virtual beer pong tournament for coronavirus relief.

In other words, retirement seems to be treating the future Pro Football Hall of Famer well.

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Does New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore think covering new Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs will be "light work?" 

It certainly seems that way. Gilmore defended Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper after former Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called Cooper a "turd" on ESPN's "Get Up."

The 29-year-old called Cooper one of the "toughest receivers in the league to cover," but when a fan responded saying Diggs will be tougher, another fan said he'd be "light work" and Gilmore liked that tweet. 

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Will Diggs really be that difficult for the Defensive Player of the Year to handle? It's tough to say, but Diggs put up some impressive numbers with the Minnesota Vikings before being traded to the Bills.

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In five seasons with the Vikings, Diggs has 4,623 yards and 30 touchdowns -- he's had 1,000-plus yards receiving in back-to-back years and has never played a full 16-game season. On the other hand, Gilmore had six interceptions last season with two touchdowns, 44 solo tackles and a fumble recovery. 

With the Patriots and Bills set to meet at least twice next season, it'll be interesting to see how things shake out.