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News Blitz 12/2: Rob Gronkowski set for surgery

All of the day's Patriots news in one convenient place.

The news of Rob Gronkowski's back surgery dominated the news for the last 24 hours and the fallout remains at the top of the news cycle today. The tight end is set to undergo surgery today and will likely be lost for the remainder of the season.

Now it's time to deal with life after Gronk, at least for the short term, and provides a look at how it might affect the Patriots and the playoff picture. Martellus Bennett, the leading candidate to fill Gronk’s considerable shoes, had some interesting comments about his teammate's injuries. Tom Brady also weighed in on his tight end’s absence. The team even released a statement about the situation. The Boston Herald thinks the Patriots Super Bowl chances are gone.

Elsewhere, the Boston Globe says defensive tackle Malcom Brown has come a long way in his second season. The notebook looks at the tumultuous season endured by the Patriots backup quarterbacks. offers some items of interest for Sunday’s game with the Rams.

The Los Angeles Times has Goff excited about the opportunity to face Brady on Sunday. Also, the shaky Rams defense will have its hands full with the Patriots offense, even without Gronkowski.

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