TE Rob Gronkowski sets playoff record with 8th TD reception

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski became the NFL's all-time leader in postseason touchdown receptions by a tight end Saturday, when he scored the eighth of his career in the team's 27-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC divisional round.

Gronkowski accomplished the feat in the third quarter on a 16-yard strike from quarterback Tom Brady. He also had an 8-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter to give the Patriots a 7-0 lead.

Asked what it means to hold that record, Gronkowski said, "It means I have to keep working hard, baby. I'm not really worried about individual stats in the playoffs. That means nothing. What I'm worried about is getting that 'W' in the playoffs, baby."

The previous record of seven was shared by Dave Casper and Vernon Davis.

After spending the past two weeks recovering from knee and back injuries, Gronkowski caught seven passes for 83 yards on Saturday, including the two touchdowns. He also recovered an onside kick after Kansas City cut the deficit to 27-20 with just over one minute left.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.