5 NFL Stats to Know Through Week 3

A pair of rookie quarterbacks broke an NFL record, and the Minnesota Vikings' defense is on a record-breaking pace of their own.

Week 3 of the 2016 NFL Season has come and gone, and it certainly didn't go by without excitement.

The action began on Thursday night with third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett leading the home underdog New England Patriots to a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans. The Patriots are now 3-0, despite relying on two quarterbacks who had never started an NFL game prior to this season.

Moving on to Sunday, the upsets continued, as seven underdogs walked a away with a win. One of those upsets was the Philadelphia Eagles thrashing the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-3, after Pittsburgh averaged 31 points through their first two games.

And continuing the trend, Monday night ended with the Atlanta Falcons upsetting the New Orleans Saints, 45-32. Tevin Coleman led the way in that game, with 26.90 fantasy points, while Julio Jones was held to just 1 catch for 16 yards, and Drew Brees threw his first interception in his last 305 pass attempts. That streak of 304 consecutive passes without an interception is the fourth longest in NFL history.

Now, before we move onto Week 4, here are five stats to know -- both traditional and our advanced statistics -- from the third week of the 2016 NFL season.