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From the NFL, here is their 'AFC News & Notes' as well as the 'Week 4 NFL Preview.'

What’s the formula to winning on a consistent basis in the NFL? Turnovers. "With teams being so evenly matched, the sudden change caused by turnovers decides many games," says Baltimore Ravens head coach JOHN HARBAUGH, whose club ranks third in the NFL with 103 takeaways since he arrived in Baltimore in 2008. "A turnover can completely change the momentum of the game."

While registering a takeaway changes the momentum of a game, converting them to points can be the deciding factor. "If you score a touchdown after taking the ball away, these are almost like hidden points you didn’t expect," says Harbaugh, whose club ranks second in the NFL with 358 points off turnovers since 2008. "When you get a turnover deep in the other team’s end, those are huge factors in deciding games. Ideally, you want to maximize the extra scoring opportunities when you take the ball away. And, you want to minimize the effect for your team if you give the ball away."

(Click on the 'Jump' to read the 'Week 4 NFL Preview' of the Ravens-Jets game)

NEW YORK JETS (2-1) at BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-1) (Sunday, NBC, 8:20 PM ET)

A key AFC matchup will take place in primetime on Sunday night when the Jets visit the Ravens.

New York head coach REX RYAN will look to get his defense back on track against a team he used to coach as the defensive coordinator.

"This is a bend in the road right now," says Ryan. "But I can tell you one thing, I believe we’ll get this thing fixed."

Jets running back LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON reached a milestone last weekend when he scored on an 18-yard touchdown reception, the 160th TD of his career. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE (208) and EMMITT SMITH (175) as the only players in NFL history to score 160 touchdowns.

The Ravens posted an impressive 37-7 road victory at St. Louis in Week 3. Wide receiver TORREY SMITH had three touchdown receptions (74, 41 and 18 yards) in the first quarter and became the first rookie in NFL history with three TD catches in the first quarter of a game.

"Torrey has really been catching the ball well in practice," says Baltimore head coach JOHN HARBAUGH. "I think he and JOE (FLACCO) are starting to tie this thing together."