Gronkowski's hands & Branch's presence

When looking at the updated target percentage for each Patriots' pass catcher through six games, two things stand out:

1. Sure hands from Rob Gronkowski. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end caught his third touchdown pass of the season Sunday. It was a high throw but he plucked it out of the air. He doesn't get the ball often, but when it comes in his direction, he's been sure-handed.

2. Deion Branch quickly becoming a go-to target. Randy Moss had been targeted with three passes in his final two games with the Patriots. In Branch's first two games with the Patriots, he has been targeted a total of 20 times. That is one fewer than Brandon Tate's total for the season.

The target percentages:

Fred Taylor -- 2 targets/2 catches (100 percent)

BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- 1 target/1 catch (100 percent)

Rob Gronkowski -- 10 targets/9 catches (90 percent)

Danny Woodhead -- 11 target/9 catches (81.8 percent)

Aaron Hernandez -- 34 targets/27 catches (79.4 percent)

Wes Welker -- 51 targets/37 catches (72.5 percent)

Julian Edelman -- 6 targets/4 catches (66.6 percent)

Deion Branch -- 20 targets/13 catches (65 percent)

Brandon Tate -- 21 targets/12 catches (57.1 percent)

Kevin Faulk -- 10 targets/6 catches (60 percent)

Randy Moss -- 22 targets/9 catches (40.9 percent)

Alge Crumpler -- 3 targets/1 catches (33 percent)

Sammy Morris -- 3 targets/1 catch (33 percent)

Matthew Slater -- 1 target/ 0 catches (0 percent)

(When ESPN Stats & Information tracking sends out information on dropped passes, that will be added in this update.)