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Stopping New England's TE tandem

Can the Ravens stop Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez? Well, here's one plan.

Originally Published: January 16, 2012
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Rob Gronkowski and Aaron HernandezRich Schultz/Getty ImagesTeams have had little success slowing down Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez this year.

You won't find many wide receivers on our list of top receivers this week. That's because four of the top six pass-catchers played tight end, including a pair of New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The duo was a matchup nightmare for the Denver Broncos, as they have been all season for everybody else. They're too big for defensive backs to cover, too fast for linebackers. So stopping this tight end tag team is the top priority for the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday. Are they up to the task?