WATCH: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski encourage runners ahead of Boston Marathon

WATCH: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski encourage runners ahead of Boston Marathon

Tom Brady is a veteran of hype videos, dropping them before pretty much every Patriots game. This week, TB12 posted one to help inspire runners who'll again take to the streets of The Hub for the city's signature sporting event, the 123rd Boston Marathon.

Brady tells the runners in his comment on the video "I’m more of a sprints guy myself..." 

Um, Tom:

The six-time Super Bowl champion also stopped by his TB12 Sports Therapy Center next to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Wednesday to thank and encourage marathoners running for his TB12 Foundation team, who'll hit the streets and raise money for the charity on Monday. (@h/t to Twitter user WAD1980)

One of Brady's former favorite targets, recently retired tight end Rob Gronkowski, also showed his support for the marathoners at a pre-race party Friday night at The Harvard Club in Boston put on by, which helps nonprofits looking to fundraise through races.

Gronk playfully lined up in his pre-snap stance before shaking hands with 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi, who donned a Patriots helmet and jersey. 

Another of the many Patriots connection to the marathon: Former Pats linebacker Tedy Bruschi will run for the third time this year, along with his wife Heidi, as they raise money for his foundation, which promotes awareness for stroke and heart disease.

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Patriots' Stephon Gilmore tops off two-INT performance with perfect tweet

Patriots' Stephon Gilmore tops off two-INT performance with perfect tweet

Stephon Gilmore continues to make a strong case for 2019 NFL Defensive Player Of the Year honors.

The New England Patriots cornerback tallied his fifth and sixth interceptions of the season during Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The second was a pick-six in the third quarter that extended the Pats lead to 17.

After his sensational performance, Gilmore shared the highlight of his pick-six and topped it off with a perfect tweet:

Hard to disagree. In fact, Gilmore's teammates will tell you the same thing. . .

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As great of a day as it was for Gilmore, the Patriots' lockdown corner believes it could have been even better. He wasn't satisfied with contributing "only" two of New England's four INTs.

"I should have had three. I should have had four," Gilmore said after the game.

The Patriots will gladly take the two, which helped them improve to 11-3 on the season and clinch their 11th straight playoff berth.

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Patriots QB Tom Brady praises N'Keal Harry for rookie's touchdown catch

Patriots QB Tom Brady praises N'Keal Harry for rookie's touchdown catch

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry caught two passes from quarterback Tom Brady in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, and one of those receptions played a critical role in the defending champs blowing the game open in the second half.

The Patriots had good field position on their first drive of the third quarter thanks to an interception by veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore. After driving down to the 7-yard line, Brady and the offense faced a 3rd-and-goal situation. Brady took the snap, went through his reads and couldn't find an open target. The Patriots offensive line provided great protection, and Brady finally fired a pass into the back of the end zone, where Harry made a fantastic diving play to haul in his second touchdown catch of the season. The score put New England up 20-10.

"It was a good play by (Harry)," Brady told reporters after his team's 34-13 victory at Paul Brown Stadium. "He adjusted his route, and then came back and found some space. It was a good play. We needed it."

Brady likes the work ethic Harry is showing in an effort to improve as much as possible as the playoffs near.

"He's fighting. He's working hard every week to learn," Brady said. "He's a very hard-working guy. It's fun to see him make those plays."

Harry also ran the ball twice for 22 yards, showing his versatility as someone who can be a threat in the passing attack and also make plays in the run game.

The rookie wideout played 40 snaps Sunday after only playing only two in last week's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots gave Harry more responsibility and he responded well. Giving Harry even more of an opportunity to make plays over the final two weeks of the regular season will best prepare him to make a positive impact when the Patriots need it most in the playoffs.

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