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"Everyone's going to have to pick up their game a little bit more and do what we can to help the New England Patriots be successful," stated TE
Gronkowski's production this season (39 rec, 592 yds, 4 TD in 7 games) will be difficult to replicate, but the Patriots are familiar with the "next man up" mentality.
"It's not who we don't have, like I always say, it's who we do have," insisted DE
"We'll work with what we've got and be good with it."
"To lose a teammate and a friend like Rob, it's horrible," said Vereen, who posted a team record for a running back with 12 receptions for 152 yards in the win on Sunday.
"But as a team, we have to bounce back. I know - and I think we know - that his wish is for us to bounce back as strong as we can."
The Patriots will look to clinch the AFC East title with a win next Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.