Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback, hits 1,000-yard rushing milestone


Brady hit the mark with a 5-yard scramble in the first quarter of Sunday's 24-10 home win over the Minnesota Vikings.

"I don't want to make too much of a four- or five-yard gain".

"Run Tommy, run", Brady captioned the action shot, followed by a picture from immediately after the milestone play: "The end zone is that way!" Running for it, made a good third down on that one, and I just give a lot of credit to the offensive line.

Tom Brady added another accomplishment to his already impressive resume on Sunday.

Their next post, however, noted that the previous high for games needed for a quarterback to reach 1,000 rushing yards was the 161 of former Giants great Y.A. Tittle - who in fact finished his career with just 999.

Bill Belichick couldn't wait to heap effusive praise on Brady for the hard-earned benchmark.

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Brady, who has passed for more than 69,000 yards in his stellar career, needed 19 years and 265 games to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark.

"Yeah, that's really important to us", the coach deadpanned. Time to ride off into the sunset. Nah.

He then laughed and said "Back to work".

Brady threw his 508th regular-season touchdown pass - a 24-yard connection to Josh Gordon in the third quarter - tying him with Brett Favre for third all time.

Brady relied on short, quick passes to the likes of White and Edelman early on, perhaps to negate the pass rush of the Vikings, who came in tied for third in the league in sacks.