Rob Gronkowski sets TE yardage mark

Updated: January 1, 2012, 9:19 PM ET

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski eclipsed the NFL record for receiving yards by a tight end, then won a battle with the New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham to get his name in the record books.

With the Patriots leading the Buffalo Bills, 49-21, New England got the ball with 1:30 remaining in the game and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer behind center.

Rather than taking a knee, Hoyer hit Gronkowski up the left sideline for a 22-yard gain that pushed ...

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