Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he's not changing style to avoid yellow flags in games

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New York Giants defensive back Craig Dahl (43) breaks up a pass to New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (87) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (87) breaks a tackle by New York Giants' Trevin Wade (31) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (87) scores a touchdown in front of New York Giants' Jayron Hosley (28) during the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. A last-second field goal keeps the New England Patriots unbeaten and No. 1 in the AP Pro32 rankings, and the Carolina Panthers are up to No. 2 with the league's only other perfect record. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Don't expect a few yellow flags to change the way New England's Rob Gronkowski plays football.

Despite compiling a team-high seven penalties this season, the Patriots' tight end balked at the suggestion of altering his game to accommodate the officials.

"I ain't doing anything wrong," Gronkowski said Thursday. "I'm playing football. I ain't changing my style."

Gronkowski has been flagged for offensive pass interference a league-leading four times through nine games, accounting for 39 yards, according to No other player has been penalized more than twice for the infraction.

"I'm not sure what it is," Gronkowski said. "I'm just going to keep playing how I've been playing, how I go out in practice and try and transition it to the games."

Gronkowski isn't the lone culprit in his locker room. New England leads the league with eight offensive pass interference penalties. The next closest teams are the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins, who each have four.

Nonetheless, the penalties haven't stopped the Patriots from scoring at will.

New England leads the league with 303 points, an average of 33.7 per game, and ranks second only to the Arizona Cardinals in total offense yardage per game (418.7).

As for Gronkowski, he has 49 receptions for 806 yards and eight touchdowns.

"We're playing well as an offense," Gronkowski said. "It's not that frustrating when I get the penalty and someone else makes the play on third-and-long. That definitely helps out right there. Just got to keep playing the game."

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