New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passed an important milestone during Sunday's victory against the Minnesota Vikings, he finally reached 1,000 career rushing yards. The Patriots team had made a bit of a joke about the milestone as it drew closer, and after the game, Bill Belichick jokingly said how important of an accomplishment it is.

“That's really important to us,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said with a grin, via the Patriots' official website. “It's great.”

A five-yard run in the second quarter for a first down pushed him across the 1,000-yard threshold but after the game Brady said he isn't going to save the ball.

“I'm not going to save the ball,” Brady said. “I don't know where it went.

“But, yeah, just played a lot of football and obviously I'm not a scrambler, but hopefully I can make a couple plays running for it. Made a good third down on that one. I just give a lot of credit to the offensive line. They blocked their tails off today against a good front, and I don't want to make too much of a 4 or 5-yard gain. That wasn't really the difference in the game.”

Even though Brady did cross the milestone, there is still a chance he could fall back to 999 or 998. He is sitting with exactly 1,000 yards so if he had to take a kneel down he would have to repass the milestone.

“I don't want us to go backwards anymore — try to inch up on those kneel-downs a little bit,” Brady said.