This may be Rob Gronkowski’s last ever NFL game. He’s not been the same unstoppable force this season, his body clearly suffering from years of torment, but he came up big against the Chiefs, and it would be oh-so classic if big number 87 pulled something special out of the bag and shimmied off into the Atlanta sunset. A ridiculous human, but a legend nonetheless.
12. A fitting end to the Patriots’ dynasty?
New England’s first ever Super Bowl – the one that kick started two decades of dominance – came against the Rams 17 years ago. How fitting would it be if these same Rams, coached by the NFL’s hot new thing in Sean McVay, were to see off Bill Belichick’s men and start a dynasty of their own? The thing is, the Pats don’t bow to our puny narratives. The only story they care about is the one where Brady carries a sixth Lombardi all the way home to Foxborough.