Aldon Smith was named NFC defensive player of the month for November.
And the fact the 49ers had their bye this month and only played three games should tell you just how good his month was.
Smith had 9.0 sacks in three games, with 5.5 of them coming in an outburst against the Bears. He added 2.0 against the Rams and 1.5 against the Saints.
Smith now has 30.5 sacks in 27 games, a faster pace than some guy named Reggie White.
He’s also doing it while dealing with a shoulder injury, which kept him out of practice yesterday.
Coupled with the fact he wasn’t stabbed, arrested or in a car accident (though he may or may not have been jumped over the bye), it was a pretty good month for Smith.