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A three-year-old Rob Gronkowski shows his athletic prowess in a ball pit. (Courtesy of The Gronkowski Family)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Rob Gronkowski

A three-year-old Rob Gronkowski shows his athletic prowess in a ball pit. (Courtesy of The Gronkowski Family)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots Vince Wilfork appears on the Jan. 2, 2011 cover of Sports Illustrated. A five time Pro Bowler, Wilfork has rarely missed action since being drafted by the Pats in 2004.  He played all 16 games in 2010, ’11 and ’12, and had missed a grand total of six games in his career.  Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday night’s game against the Falcons, an injury that almost certainly will end Wilfork’s season.  (Al Tielemans/SI)

New England Patriots Vince Wilfork appears on the Jan. 2, 2011 cover of Sports Illustrated. A five time Pro Bowler, Wilfork has rarely missed action since being drafted by the Pats in 2004.  He played all 16 games in 2010, ’11 and ’12, and had missed a grand total of six games in his career.  Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday night’s game against the Falcons, an injury that almost certainly will end Wilfork’s season.  (Al Tielemans/SI)

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson catches a touchdown pass against New England Patriots’ Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Orchard Park, NY. (Bill Wippert/AP)

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson catches a touchdown pass against New England Patriots’ Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Orchard Park, NY. (Bill Wippert/AP)

Future New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick poses in his baseball uniform in 1958. (Courtesy Of The Belichick Family)

GALLERY: When Sports Stars were in Little League

Future New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick poses in his baseball uniform in 1958. (Courtesy Of The Belichick Family)
GALLERY: When Sports Stars were in Little League

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen embrace their son Benjamin after a joint workout with the Buccaneers at training camp in Foxborough, Mass., on Aug. 13, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

GALLERY: Athletes and their Kids at NFL Camps

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen embrace their son Benjamin after a joint workout with the Buccaneers at training camp in Foxborough, Mass., on Aug. 13, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)
GALLERY: Athletes and their Kids at NFL Camps

New England Patriots quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Tom Brady talk with fans and sign autographs following practice at NFL football training camp in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New England Patriots quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Tom Brady talk with fans and sign autographs following practice at NFL football training camp in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after a touchdown against the Ravens during the AFC Championship game on Jan. 22, 2012. (Simon Bruty/SI)

GALLERY: The Greatest Patriots of All Time

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after a touchdown against the Ravens during the AFC Championship game on Jan. 22, 2012. (Simon Bruty/SI)
GALLERY: The Greatest Patriots of All Time

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez arrested and led out of his home in handcuffs at approximately 8:47 a.m. ET on June 26, 2013 in North Attleborough, MA. (George Rizer for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Sports Figures in Handcuffs

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez arrested and led out of his home in handcuffs at approximately 8:47 a.m. ET on June 26, 2013 in North Attleborough, MA. (George Rizer for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Sports Figures in Handcuffs

With 136 victories, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick  sit atop the list of the winningest quarterback-coach tandems since the AFC/NFC merger in 1970. (Reuters)

GALLERY: Winningest Quarterback-Coach Tandems in NFL History

With 136 victories, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick  sit atop the list of the winningest quarterback-coach tandems since the AFC/NFC merger in 1970. (Reuters)
GALLERY: Winningest Quarterback-Coach Tandems in NFL History

In advance of the Rangers-Bruins playoff series, SI has ranked the Top 10 Boston-New York games or series of all time. Super Bowl XLVI between the Giants and Patriots, featuring a miraculous catch by Mario Manningham as No. 6 on the list. 

GALLERY: Top Boston-New York Games or Series

In advance of the Rangers-Bruins playoff series, SI has ranked the Top 10 Boston-New York games or series of all time. Super Bowl XLVI between the Giants and Patriots, featuring a miraculous catch by Mario Manningham as No. 6 on the list. 
GALLERY: Top Boston-New York Games or Series

Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is upended on a scramble by the New England Patriots defense. McMahon became the first quarterback to rush for two touchdowns in a Super Bowl; he threw for 256 yards in the 46-10 rout. (Andy Hayt/SI)

GALLERY: SI’s 100 Best Super Bowl Photos

Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is upended on a scramble by the New England Patriots defense. McMahon became the first quarterback to rush for two touchdowns in a Super Bowl; he threw for 256 yards in the 46-10 rout. (Andy Hayt/SI)
GALLERY: SI’s 100 Best Super Bowl Photos

Ten years ago today, the word’s “Tuck Rule” became a part of every NFL fan’s vocabulary as the Patriots beat the Raiders in one of the most memorable playoff games in football history. The famous play took place during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at a snowy Foxboro Stadium. Oakland cornerback Charles Woodson sacked New England quarterback Tom Brady and caused a fumble that was recovered by Oakland. Officials reviewing the fourth quarter play ruled that Brady’s arm was moving forward, making it an incomplete pass instead of an interception. The Patriots then moved the ball into field goal range to tie the game and won in overtime. Three weeks later, they won their first of three Super Bowls in four years. (Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Brady is a cool customer as Pats beat Raiders (1.28.02)
GALLERY: Revolutionary Moments In Sports

Ten years ago today, the word’s “Tuck Rule” became a part of every NFL fan’s vocabulary as the Patriots beat the Raiders in one of the most memorable playoff games in football history. The famous play took place during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at a snowy Foxboro Stadium. Oakland cornerback Charles Woodson sacked New England quarterback Tom Brady and caused a fumble that was recovered by Oakland. Officials reviewing the fourth quarter play ruled that Brady’s arm was moving forward, making it an incomplete pass instead of an interception. The Patriots then moved the ball into field goal range to tie the game and won in overtime. Three weeks later, they won their first of three Super Bowls in four years. (Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)
SI VAULT: Brady is a cool customer as Pats beat Raiders (1.28.02)GALLERY: Revolutionary Moments In Sports

New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather reaches for a football during the first day of Patriots training camp.

New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather reaches for a football during the first day of Patriots training camp.