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NFL setting records on offense (despite the Chiefs and Jaguars)

September 20, 2011 | 12:00 pm

NFL fans in Kansas City and Jacksonville may find this hard to believe, but there has been a record number of touchdowns scored so far this season.

Teams have combined to score 172 touchdowns, the most ever in the first two weeks of the season. The surprising Buffalo Bills have entered the end zone 10 times, more than any other team.

They are followed by another team that appears to have turned around its fortunes, the Detroit Lions, who have nine touchdowns, as do the not-so-surprising Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.

The Chiefs and Jaguars have crossed the goal line just one time each.

Fans who watched Donovan McNabb's debut with Minnesota may not believe this, but quarterbacks have thrown for a record 15,771 net passing yards through the first two weeks.

The Patriots (463 yards per game) and Carolina Panthers (403) lead the way, with the Vikings (120) and Chiefs (110.5) bringing up the rear.


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Photo: Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Nelson catches a pass for the winning touchdown against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Credit: Kevin Hoffman / US Presswire