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Cousins enters elite November company

Drew Brees, Derek Carr, Patrick Mahomes, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Ben Roethlisberger, and Tony Romo. Those are the quarterbacks the have thrown more than 12 touchdown passes in the month of November during a season since 2000. Kirk Cousins now joins the list. The 32-year-old was phenomenal in November after two downtrodden performances against the Colts and Falcons during the first six weeks of the season.

Cousins is back. It’s tempting to write “he never left,” but he was pretty awful in those aforementioned games. His bounceback is commendable, and now Cousins’ personal stat line has returned his normative high standards.

Last season, Cousins was close to flawless in October. It took an extra month for the hot streak to arrive amid this pandemic NFL season. In fact, he won Offensive Player of the Month in October 2019. His teammate, Dalvin Cook, just won the honors for November 2020. Cousins’ numbers were assuredly evaluated when the award was adjudicated.