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Patriots rookie Sony Michel buys his parents new cars

Patriots rookie Sony Michel buys his parents new cars

Patriots first-round draft pick Sony Michel surprised both of his parents with new cars.

Michel told the NBC Sports Boston Camera Guys all about it, saying "It's my obligation to take care of my parents. That's always been my goal, to take care of everything they need from here on out."

Michel posted photos on Friday of his parents posing next to their new rides:

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NFL MVP Odds: Tom Brady behind these five players in updated rankings

NFL MVP Odds: Tom Brady behind these five players in updated rankings

Tom Brady has received at least one NFL Most Valuable Player vote in each of the past five seasons. That streak is in serious jeopardy of ending.

The New England Patriots quarterback has put up pedestrian numbers (by his standards, anyway) through 10 games this season. As a result, he's pretty far down the leaderboard in the latest NFL MVP odds, which OddsShark shared Wednesday morning.

Drew Brees currently is the odds-on MVP favorite, and with good reason. The New Orleans Saints quarterback boasts the NFL's best passer rating (126.9) and an absurd 76.9 completion percentage for a 9-1 club with Super Bowl aspirations.

Kansas City Chiefs phenom Patrick Mahomes could give Brees a run for his money, though, as he's currently on pace to become just the third QB ever to throw 50 or more touchdown passes in a season.

The Los Angeles Rams quarterback/running back duo of Jared Goff and Todd Gurley are next on the list, while Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck also has better MVP odds than Brady.

The 41-year-old QB hardly is being disrespected here; he ranks outside the NFL's top 10 in every major statistical QB category with the exception of pass attempts.

Then again, you could argue Brady is a pretty strong value bet, as he and the Patriots traditionally play their best football late in the season and have four games remaining against mediocre AFC East opponents.

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NFL Films' feature shows Belichick's tender side and yes, fashion sense

NFL Films' feature shows Belichick's tender side and yes, fashion sense

Bill Belichick - famously outfitted in a ragged hoodie with cutoff sleeves - dispensing fashion advice?

It happened long ago in Cleveland and it's actually a touching story that's part of the NFL Films' feature "Son of Zeus" about Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr.

Brown's father, Orlando, who died in 2011, played for Belichick with the Browns. The coach recalled the story of Brown's rookie year when Belichick ordered his players to wear jackets and ties on all road trips and as the first one approached, Brown came to his coach with a problem. Watch the clip below:   

The gruff coach's seldom-seen tender - and funny - side is on display. And he can look good in a suit and tie, too.

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