Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29, bottom) tackle Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during the first half Seattle’s 31-24 win at New England Sunday night. Another hit by Thomas in the second quarter, into Gronkowski’s chest, reportedly punctured the hulking tight end’s lung.
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29, bottom) tackle Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during the first half Seattle’s 31-24 win at New England Sunday night. Another hit by Thomas in the second quarter, into Gronkowski’s chest, reportedly punctured the hulking tight end’s lung. Charles Krupa AP
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29, bottom) tackle Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during the first half Seattle’s 31-24 win at New England Sunday night. Another hit by Thomas in the second quarter, into Gronkowski’s chest, reportedly punctured the hulking tight end’s lung. Charles Krupa AP
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November 14, 2016 07:43 PM

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