•The Viking defense has scored six TDs and allowed only five in November.
•The Cowboys will have played before 16 sellouts by the end of the regular season. No NFL team has done that since Dallas did it in 1981.
•Friday is the fourth anniversary of the last 100-yard rushing game by a Cleveland Brown: On Nov. 27, 1988, Kevin Mack ran for 116 yards against the Redskins.
Doug Flutie is in the Big One. No, not the Super Bowl. Flutie, coming off his second straight 5,000-yard passing season in the Canadian Football League, scored on a three-yard run with 19 seconds left on Sunday to lead Calgary to a 23-22 win over Edmonton in the CFL's Western Division title game. Calgary plays Winnipeg for the Grey Cup on Sunday in Toronto.... A sign behind the Falcon bench in Buffalo, hung during the loss that dropped Atlanta's record to 4-7: "Answers: 1. A bald tire; 2. Willard Scott's scalp; 3. Glanville's style of coaching. Question: Name three things that have worn very thin."
GAME OF THE WEEK
Miami at New Orleans, Sunday. Home field advantage in the playoffs is huge in the AFC, where the host team has won 13 straight postseason games. In the battle for that advantage, among AFC front-runners, Miami (8-3) faces the toughest task in the next two weeks, with road games against the Saints and the 49ers. In the same span the Bills (9-2) play the Colts and the Jets, and the Steelers (8-3) meet the Bengals and the Seahawks.
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Patriot quarterback Scott Zolak is 2-0 filling in for injured incumbent Hugh Millen (0-6), who is close to returning from a shoulder injury. Here's how New England offensive coordinator Dick Coury explained the quarterback situation after Sunday's 24-3 victory over the Jets: "If you're the starter and you lose a job through injury, you're a starter again when you're healthy. That's the way it's always been around here. If he's healthy, Millen will be the starter next week. But that doesn't always mean he's the starter."