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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski combined for two Super Bowl TDs, and New England reacted appropriately

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have the most postseason quarterback-receiver touchdowns in NFL history.

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers took the field for Super Bowl LV on Sunday. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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Tom Brady isn’t known for first-quarter offense in the Super Bowl, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback made a familiar connection in the first quarter of Super Bowl LV.

On second-and-five with the period winding down, Brady found old friend Rob Gronkowski, who sidled into the end zone to give Tampa Bay a 7-3 lead.

But Brady and Gronkowski weren’t done. After a Buccaneers drive was bailed out by multiple Kansas City penalties, Brady found Gronkowski again with a 17-yard touchdown pass — the duo’s 14th postseason touchdown connection, which is an NFL record.

After watching Brady and Gronkowski connect in the first quarter, New England players James White, Stephon Gilmore and Dont’a Hightower tweeted about one of their old friends getting on the board.

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Patriots media and fans reacted as well.

Players, fans and media were equally inspired by the second touchdown.

Late in the second quarter, the Patriots led 14-6.

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