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Gronk, Hernandez in red-hot zone

Pats' second-year twin tight ends are a matchup nightmare, especially near goal line

Updated: November 20, 2011, 3:14 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the past, a Chiefs-Patriots matchup used to thrust the tight end position into the spotlight, heavily focusing on how New England would defend Tony Gonzalez. When Kansas City invades Gillette Stadium on "Monday Night Football" for the first meeting between the teams in three seasons, the script will be flipped a bit.

Patriots second-year tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have emerged as tough covers for the opposition, and Kansas City coach Todd Haley ...

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