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Gronkowski making progress, Belichick says

FOXBOROUGH – Unlike the Buccaneers, who currently have the 31st-ranked offense in the NFL, the Patriots’ opponent this Sunday has one of the strongest offenses in the league, and has for a couple of years.

Led by former Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan, the Atlanta Falcons are ninth in the league in total offense, including seventh in passing yards per game (289 yards).

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