Ravens break Patriots' single-season NFL record for rushing yards

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Ravens break Patriots' single-season NFL record for rushing yards

While the New England Patriots fell to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and failed to clinch a first-round playoff bye, the Baltimore Ravens added insult to injury.

During their Week 17 matchup vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens broke the 1978 Patriots' NFL record for single-season rushing yards.

A nine-yard rush in the second quarter by running back Gus Edwards gave the Ravens 3,172 total yards on the ground this year, passing the '78 Pats' mark of 3,165.

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It's no surprise to see the 2019 Ravens atop the single-season rushing leaderboard. They're led by one of the most electric dual-threat quarterbacks in the league in Lamar Jackson, who entered Sunday's game with 1,206 rushing yards. Veteran RB Mark Ingram has thrived as well with 1,018 during his first year in Baltimore, while both Edwards and rookie Justice Hill have done their part in their supporting roles.

Thanks to that success with the ground game, the Ravens will have the No. 1 seed in the AFC for the playoffs.

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Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Rob Gronkowski may be done with football, but he continues to find ways to entertain us on our television screens.

The former New England Patriots tight end is hosting WrestleMania 36 this weekend alongside WWE star Mojo Rawley. And as one would expect, Gronk brought the energy to start off the two-night event.

“[WWE] picked the right guy [to host WrestleMania], because I know how to start a party on a Saturday night and end it 30 hours later," Gronk quipped in his introduction.

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Between the WWE and his various other ventures, Gronkowski seemingly has been everywhere these last few weeks. He appeared on SmackDown, was revealed as White Tiger in "The Masked Singer," and participated in a virtual beer pong tournament for coronavirus relief.

In other words, retirement seems to be treating the future Pro Football Hall of Famer well.

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Does New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore think covering new Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs will be "light work?" 

It certainly seems that way. Gilmore defended Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper after former Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called Cooper a "turd" on ESPN's "Get Up."

The 29-year-old called Cooper one of the "toughest receivers in the league to cover," but when a fan responded saying Diggs will be tougher, another fan said he'd be "light work" and Gilmore liked that tweet. 

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Will Diggs really be that difficult for the Defensive Player of the Year to handle? It's tough to say, but Diggs put up some impressive numbers with the Minnesota Vikings before being traded to the Bills.

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In five seasons with the Vikings, Diggs has 4,623 yards and 30 touchdowns -- he's had 1,000-plus yards receiving in back-to-back years and has never played a full 16-game season. On the other hand, Gilmore had six interceptions last season with two touchdowns, 44 solo tackles and a fumble recovery. 

With the Patriots and Bills set to meet at least twice next season, it'll be interesting to see how things shake out.