Brady sees life after Gronk

In a season full of setbacks, Pats QB vows to find new ways to win

Updated: December 12, 2013, 9:06 AM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Six weeks into the 2013 NFL season, the Patriots stood at 5-1, atop the AFC East.

The record was good.

The offense wasn't quite as good, as it was just 22nd in scoring, down from first the season before.

But… There was a but.

Rob Gronkowski, the team's game-changing tight end, was due to return. It was a matter of when, not if.

Seven games later, the Patriots are now sixth in the NFL in scoring. Unsurprisingly, ...

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