HEATING UP: Three active quarterbacks – the Dallas Cowboys' TONY ROMO(21-3, .875), New England's TOM BRADY(32-10, .762) and Baltimore's JOE FLACCO (16-5, .762) – are among the best in November and improved their winning percentages in the month* *among starting quarterbacks (minimum 20 starts) in the Super Bowl era.
Romo, who ranks first overall among the group, led the Cowboys to a 23-20 overtime win over the Cleveland Browns. Brady's (.762) and Flacco's (.762) November winning percentages are currently tied for fourth. Brady and the Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 59-24 on Sunday. Flacco improved his November mark with a 13-10 win at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.
The quarterbacks with the best records in November in the Super Bowl era (minimum 20 starts):
RECORD IN NOVEMBER
Note: Ties prior to 1972 did not count in winning percentage.
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MILLER TIME: Denver linebacker VON MILLER had three sacks in the Broncos' 30-23 win over San Diego. Miller now has 24.5 career sacks, the second-most sacks through a player's first 25 games since 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (25) has more sacks through a player's first 25 games.
The players with the most sacks in their first 25 games since sacks became an official statistic in 1982:
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SOUTHERN COMFORT: MATT RYAN and the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 23-19 on Sunday and improved to 5-0 at the Georgia Dome this season. Since entering the NFL in 2008, Ryan has a 31-4 (.886) career regular-season record at home, the best home winning percentage of any NFL quarterback who began their career in the Super Bowl era (minimum 25 starts).
The best records at home among quarterbacks who began their career in the Super Bowl era (minimum 25 starts):
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YOUNG BUC:**Tampa Bay rookie running back DOUG MARTIN rushed for 138 yards and had four catches for 23 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-21 overtime win at Carolina.
Martin has gained 1,019 scrimmage yards in his past six games and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON (1983) and EDGERRIN JAMES (1999) as the only rookies in NFL history to gain at least 1,000 yards in a six-game span.
The most scrimmage yards by a rookie in a six-game span:
MOST SCRIMMAGE YARDS BY ROOKIE IN SIX-GAME SPAN