It was his fourth catch of the day and gave New England a 14-0 cushion.
At just 22-years-old, Gronkowski has already emerged as one of the NFL's most dangerous receiving threats. This season, he led the league in receiving touchdowns (17) and finished fifth in catches, sixth in yards (1,327) and fifth in receptions of 20 or more yards (22).
Wes Welker is still Tom Brady's favorite target, but Gronkowski has been instrumental in New England's success this season. The 6'6", 265-pound tight end is a monster in the red zone and a matchup nightmare for basically every defense in the NFL.
With Gronkowski and Welker at his disposal, Brady may have his best arsenal of weapons since arriving in New England. That's no small honor, as it was just a few seasons ago that Brady and the Patriots offense averaged 36.8 points per game, most since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
The Patriots came out firing today, but since Gronk's touchdown, the Broncos have closed the gap to 14-7.
If Bill Belichick wants to win his first playoff game since January 2008, he'll call Gronkowski's number often in the final three quarters.