In this edition of Top-10 Stats of the Week, the Dallas Cowboys flexed their playoff muscles as America's team, Patrick Mahomes silenced all his critics, Cade Cunningham made the Detroit Pistons relevant, and welcome back home, Superman!
29 -- The Dallas Cowboys scored 29 points in the second quarter of their blowout win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That's the most points ever scored in a single quarter in franchise history. The Falcons managed to score just three points in 60 minutes of play.
26 -- The Los Angeles Rams averaged 31 points in their first eight games this season, and won seven of those contests. In their last two games, they've scored just 26 points combined, and dropped to 7-3 overall.
2 -- Tom Brady has thrown at least two interceptions in back-to-back losses. In his previous six games combined, Brady had thrown just one pick.
+98 -- The New England Patriots' point differential is plus-98, which ranks second-best in the NFL. Last season, they ranked third in their own division.
40 -- The Buffalo Bills scored a season-high 45 points in their win over the New York Jets on Sunday. They've scored at least 40 points in three games this season. The Tennessee Titans, which currently own the top seed in the AFC at 8-2, have zero 40-point games this season.
400/5 -- Patrick Mahomes produced his third-career game with 400 passing yards and five passing touchdowns in the Kansas City Chiefs' primetime win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. This mark ties legendary quarterbacks Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, and Joe Montana for the most such games in league history.
+24 -- In Cam Newton's first game back with the Carolina Panthers, the team upset the Arizona Cardinals by a whopping 24 points (34-10). Carolina hadn't won a game by 24-plus point since Newton's first stint with the Panthers. Welcome back home, Superman!
35 -- Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan dropped 38 points in Monday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers. This month, DeRozan has scored 35-plus in four games -- last season, he accomplished this feat three times in 61 games.
13 -- Entering Tuesday, the NBA's top-three leading scorers are Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and DeRozan. They've all played 13-plus seasons in the league. Pretty impressive, considering that basketball is a young man's game.
25/8/8/5 -- Detroit Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham recorded 25 points, eight assists, eight rebounds, and made five three-pointers in a loss to the Sacramento Kings. He topped LeBron James as the youngest player to ever post those numbers in a single NBA game.