The following records have been set in the first two weeks of the 2011 NFL season:
- Most total yards passing in a game by both teams - Brady and Henne, week 1 (906)
- Most yards passing by a rookie - Newton tied it week 1 (422) and then broke it week 2 (432)
- Most yards passing in the first two weeks of a season - Newton (854), and then a couple hours later Brady broke it (940)
- Most total touchdowns by all teams in the first two weeks of a season (172)
- Most total passing yards by all teams in the first two weeks of a season (15,771)
- Most consecutive 400+ yard passing games - Newton and Brady tied it at 2
- Most QBs with 300+ yard passing games in one weekend - week 1 (14)
- Longest field goal - tied by Janikowski (63 yards) week 1
- Most penalties by both teams in a single game - Raiders vs Broncos (25)
There’s more if you count near-records. Brady’s week 1 performance of 516 passing yards was a team record and a Monday Night record, but only the fifth-best ever. And his 940 passing yards over two games was the most in the first two weeks of a season, but was five yards short of the record for any two consecutive games.
So far, a weird high-scoring season. It’ll be left to be seen if this is just a result of the shortened offseason (thanks to the lockout), or bigger strategic changes across the league.