Patriots QB Brady finally joins 1000-yard rushing club

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The most he ever ran for in a season was 110 yards in 2002, and his history of kneel downs to run out the clock at the end of games has no doubt cost him chances to get to milestone sooner.

The Patriots have unveiled a new Pro Shop exclusive t-shirt to commemorate Brady finally reaching 1,000 career rushing yards against the Vikings on Sunday.

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The Patriots' official Twitter account had some fun in noting Brady's "milestone", as he needed 5 yards entering the game.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts after rushing for a first down during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium. I'll learn from that obviously in this league, there's cameras everywhere and they'll catch everything.

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"It's just playing a lot of football", Brady said of reaching 1,000 rushing yards. "I made a good third down (play) on that one". If he starts throwing every pass out of bounds at that point we'll know he's really serious about this round number thing.

"I think that's what's great about this offense", running back Rex Burkhead said after returning from an eight-game absence due to a neck injury. Quarterback Tom Brady found Gordon wide open in the middle of the field and the athletic receiver easily took it to the house for a 24-yard score.

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Van Noy was a tad incorrect, as Thielen hauled in five catches for 28 yards and a touchdown Sunday night.