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The Rams have without a doubt one of the most improved defenses in the NFL.
Meanwhile, the Patriots have one of the most prolific scoring offenses in the league. Though their roster is filled with playmakers, there are two that the St. Louis defense must watch the entire game.
These two tight ends take the place of most skill positions in the offense. They run the ball, they go deep, they catch screens, they block. The point to get across here is that no matter what happens, the Patriots love for their guys to get the football in their hands to make plays.
Gronkowski has 35 catches for more than 430 yards and five touchdowns on the season. Finally back from injury, Aaron Hernandez is getting things going again, as he's tallied 17 catches for almost 150 yards and two touchdowns.
While the corners are already facing tough matchups against Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, the linebackers have to keep the two-headed monster that is Gronkowski-Hernandez in check in order to pick up a win.