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Gronk’s on a roll for Patriots

The divisional round of the NFL postseason featured three players from Western New York, a University at Buffalo graduate and 10 former Buffalo Bills.

Here is look how each of those players did:

Western New Yorkers

• Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: The Amherst native made seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 victory over Kansas City. Gronk played 53 offensive snaps (91 percent). The Patriots face the Denver Broncos at 3:05 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.

• Packers RB James Starks: The Niagara Falls native (and UB graduate) carried seven times for 23 yards and caught four passes for 4 yards in Green Bay’s 26-20 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Starks played a team-leading 39 offensive snaps (53 percent) among Green Bay’s running backs, as well as five snaps on special teams (20 percent).

• Packers OL J.C. Tretter: A week after playing all 75 offensive snaps in Green Bay’s win over Washington, the Batavia native returned to his reserve role against Arizona, playing just four snaps (16 percent) on special teams.

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• Seahawks OL Kristjan Sokoli: The Seattle rookie was inactive during the Seahawks’ 31-24 loss to Carolina.

Former Bills

• Seahawks RB Fred Jackson: He gained 9 yards on two carries and 23 yards on a pair of receptions against the Panthers, playing 16 offensive snaps (24 percent).

• Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch: He returned to the Seattle lineup after missing eight games, including the wild-card win against Minnesota, because of surgery to repair a sports hernia. Lynch rushed for just 20 yards on six carries and caught two passes for 15 yards despite playing 47 offensive snaps (70 percent).

• Seahawks RB Bryce Brown: Brown was inactive for the Seahawks against the Panthers.

• Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson: He dressed as the backup quarterback to Russell Wilson, but did not enter the game.

• Panthers DT Dwan Edwards: The 11-year veteran had a sack, three quarterback hits and a pass defended for Carolina in its 31-24 win over the Seahawks. Edwards and the Panthers host the Arizona Cardinals at 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.

• Steelers LB Arthur Moats: He suffered a pectoral injury covering a punt in the first quarter of Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the Denver Broncos. The injury knocked him out for the rest of the game, limiting Moats to just three special-teams snaps.

• Steelers CB Ross Cockrell: He made one tackle in playing 28 defensive snaps (38 percent) against the Broncos. Cockrell also played five snaps on special teams (15 percent), downing a punt at the Denver 1-yard line.

• Steelers OL Doug Legursky: He played one offensive snap (2 percent) and four snaps on special teams (12 percent) against Denver.

• Patriots TE Scott Chandler: He played just five offensive snaps for New England (9 percent) and another five on special teams (18 percent) against the Chiefs. He was not targeted in the passing game.

• Patriots DL Alan Branch: He made five tackles against the Chiefs, participating in 38 defensive snaps (43 percent), as well as 11 snaps on special teams (39 percent).

email: jskurski@buffnews.com

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