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Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski connect for a pair of TDs, giving Buccaneers early lead in Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady lured tight end Rob Gronkowski out of his one-year retirement for moments like this.

In the first quarter of Super Bowl LV, Brady hooked up with Gronk for their 13th postseason touchdown on an 8-yard pass, topping Joe Montana and Jerry Rice for the most postseason touchdowns in NFL history. It was also the first time in Brady's 10 Super Bowls that he scored an opening quarter touchdown, giving the Bucs a 7-3 lead.

On the play, Gronkowski ran across the back of the formation, into the flat, with receiver Mike Evans running to the flat.