Passing explosion leads to record turnover stats, too

So far, 2011 has been a season of record passing numbers. But with so much aerial activity something has to give, and Sunday night in Baltimore, the pendulum swung the other way -- and knocked the New York Jets right in the mouth. The Ravens scored 24 points off three fumbles and a pick-six by Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in a 34-17 Baltimore victory. It was part of a game that saw 35 points scored on returns (14 points off 2 fumbles, 14 points off 2 INT returns, and 7 points off a kickoff return), the most in NFL history.

Some other noteworthy statistics from Sunday's action:

» Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers became the first player in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs in a game.

» The Detroit Lions have won eight straight games dating back to last season, the longest active winning streak in the NFL. Detroit is also the first team in NFL history to win consecutive games in which it trailed by at least 20 points in each contest.

» Despite their 2-2 record, the Cincinnati Bengals have outgained their opponent in total yards in every game this season. That trend continued in their upset of Buffalo on Sunday, when they outgained the Bills, 458 to 273.

» The Pittsburgh Steelers also have a 2-2 record after four games, but the defending AFC champs also have a minus-11 turnover differential.

» Drew Brees completed 31 passes for 351 yards in the New Orleans Saints' 23-10 win at the Jaguars. Brees has at least 20 completions in 24 consecutive games, the longest streak in NFL history.

» Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb has lost seven straight games dating back to last year, the longest streak of his career.

» The Baltimore Ravens have outscored their opponents 45-7 in the 1st quarter this season.

» The Kansas City Chiefs are the only team in the NFL without a rushing TD.

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