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.”
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.
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.
Every athlete puts his or her body on the line each time they step on the field — but some superstars have put their lives on the line, too.
During several wars throughout the history of the United States, notable athletes put their sporting careers on hold to serve their country. Some, including Jackie Robinson, put in their service before making the big leagues. Others, like Ted Williams, took time away in the middle of their playing days.
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.
New England Patriots rookie linebacker Harvey Langi had an emotional reunion with his wife in the hospital three days after the two were in a serious car accident.
According to Langi’s wife, Cassidy, the couple was out for a date last Friday and were nearly home when their car was rear-ended by an SUV at a stop light.
Both Harvey and Cassidy were hospitalized after the incident, but their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
The two reportedly did not see each other for three days following the crash — and Cassidy posted the footage of their touching reunion to her Instagram.
Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is citing one of President Trump’s failed business ventures as the reason behind recent turmoil between the White House and the NFL.
“This is a very personal issue with him,” Khan told USA TODAY Sports.
“He’s been elected president, where maybe a great goal he had in life to own an NFL team is not very likely.”
President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to praise NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for ‘demanding’ that players stand for the national anthem prior to games.
However, the president’s interpretation of the commissioner’s letter was inaccurate, according to a statement released by the NFL.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter released the NFL’s statement, which can be read in full below:
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.
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.