Tom Brady jokes about retirement after rushing milestone: ‘Time to ride off into the sunset’

During Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reached a milestone he’s been working towards for nearly two decades — 1,000 total rushing yards. 

As is tradition with Brady, he took to Instagram after the victory to celebrate. 

“The only reason I’ve been playing 19 years is to get to that 1,000 yards,” he said in a clip posted to his account Monday afternoon. 

And then, as he climbed into his car, Brady uttered the words that will send chills down the spines of Patriots fans everywhere: “That’s it. I’m out. Time to ride off into the sunset.”

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Martellus Bennett facing backlash after playing with Patriots days after being cut by Packers

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett was the subject of severe backlash this weekend as questions continue to swirl around his reported shoulder injury.

Bennett, who played with the Patriots last season and was a part of their historic Super Bowl LI win, signed with the Green Bay Packers over the offseason. He started in seven games through the first nine weeks for Green Bay, but the team ultimately cut him on November 8, citing a failure to disclose a medical condition.

The tight end had previously revealed that he was considering retirement and surgery on his injured shoulder. However, those options seemed to be swept off the table when Bill Belichick and the Patriots came calling late last week.

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Minnesota Vikings play leapfrog in hilarious touchdown celebration

The Minnesota Vikings are currently the team to watch — if what you want to watch is grown men playing children’s games on a football field.

The Vikings are capitalizing on the NFL’s relaxed touchdown celebration rules this season. Earlier this year, tight end Kyle Rudolph and his teammates staged a game of ‘duck, duck, goose‘ after a score against the Bears, but they may have outdone themselves on Sunday.

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Watch: The best touchdown celebrations of the NFL season so far

Touchdown celebrations are back and better than ever.

After a season full of fines and backlash against the NFL’s strict celebration rules, the league decided in May to relax those restrictions — and let the players finally have some fun.

While there are still some big no-no’s (like violence and vulgarity), players this season are allowed to celebrate in the end zone much more freely than before. Naturally, the results have been pretty hilarious.

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Ranking the best and worst stadiums in the NFL

Ah, Sunday — a holy day not just for the religious, but also for those religious about football.

Across the United States, our favorite NFL football players take the field each Sunday (save for those playing on Thursday and Monday) in the league’s 31 stadiums that house its 32 teams.

Many of these stadiums provide a pleasant experience full of food, beer and great weather year-round. Some, on the other hand, are beloved by home fans and only home fans — and a select few arenas just can’t seem to entice anyone.

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ESPN sideline reporter apologizes after TV debut mocked online

Monday night’s matchup between the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers quickly became less about the football and more about the commentators.

The game was already set to make history from on the field and the broadcast. Two African American coaches were making their debuts on the same night, while the telecast featured Beth Mowins, the first woman to call a regular season NFL game in 30 years, and infamous coach Rex Ryan in the booth.

But it was young sideline reporter Sergio Dipp who captured the audience’s attention.

Dipp, who has been with ESPN Deportes since 2013, made a memorable first impression in his Monday Night Football debut, though not for the reasons he had hoped.

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New York City police officers rally in support of Colin Kaepernick

Dozens of New York City police officers came out Saturday for an unexpected cause — Colin Kaepernick.

As the NFL season inches closer, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback remains unsigned. Many believe teams are avoiding Kaepernick due to his notable protests during the playing of the national anthem before games.

Dozens of New York City police officers came out Saturday for an unexpected cause — Colin Kaepernick.

As the NFL season inches closer, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback remains unsigned. Many believe teams are avoiding Kaepernick due to his notable protests during the playing of the national anthem before games.

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Jadeveon Clowney reveals his pre-game ritual — and the one food he never eats during the season

If you invite linebacker Jadeveon Clowney to a party, you’d better have room for his friends — and his nachos.

“I like to pile a lot of stuff on top of them,” the self-proclaimed “nachos guy” says of his favorite snack to make with Tostitos chips. “I like them so they get flimsy.”

The young Houston Texans star has teamed up with Tostitos, the Official Chip and Dip of the NFL, to get ready for the upcoming season. Tostitos is releasing a set of team-themed Lucky Bags with 19 partner organizations to help fans feel more a part of their favorite roster’s game-day rituals.

Clowney, who admits to being “a little bit” superstitious, understands the importance of pre-game rituals as well as anyone. He revealed to AOL that he eats the same breakfast of hash browns and eggs every single morning during the season, but avoids one big favorite: bacon.

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Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games for violating personal conduct policy

The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The suspension comes after an ex-girlfriend accused Elliott of domestic violence. No charges were ever filed against Elliott, but the league can penalize a player even without a legal charge or conviction.

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Eye-opening dating habits of die-hard NFL fans revealed in study

Relationships are a serious commitment — but, so is football.

From September all the way to February, avid football fans dedicate every Sunday (and often even Thursdays and Mondays) to their sport and team of choice. That can get on the nerves of a significant other if they don’t understand or care for the game.

Why not just date someone who loves football as much as you? Well, that’s easier said than done, especially when you realize how picky some NFL fans are.

study done by Fanatics delves deep into the dating preferences of each team’s fanbase — and it revealed some interesting trends.

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