Ravens lead Jets 34-17 after 3 quarters

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs reacts (55) to a touchdown by linebacker Jameel McClain during the first half of an NFL football game against New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens scored three touchdowns off turnovers by New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and took a 34-17 lead after three quarters Sunday night.

Jameel McClain and Jarrett Johnson returned Sanchez's fumbles for touchdowns in the first half, and Lardarius Webb added a 73-yard interception return to make 34-17 in the third quarter.

Sanchez was 8 for 23 for 112 yards and lost three fumbles in addition to his interception.

On New York's first possession, a blitzing Ed Reed sacked Sanchez and forced the quarterback to fumble on first down. McClain took it 6 yards into the end zone with 11:58 remaining in the quarter.

Joe McKnight returned the ensuing kickoff 107 yards for the longest play in Jets history, going untouched until Chykie Brown grazed him at the 2.

Joe Flacco's 52-yard completion to Rice gave Baltimore the ball at New York's 27 and set up Billy Cundiff's 38-yard field goal with 6:27 left for a 10-7 lead.

After a Jets punt, Ray Rice ran in from the 3 to complete a 59-yard drive. Flacco connected with Rice on third-and-8 for a 12-yard gain and completed a 28-yard pass to Anquan Boldin to set up the score.

In the second quarter, Sanchez mishandled a high snap and Baltimore's Paul Kruger recovered the ball at New York's 23, setting up Cundiff's field goal for a 20-7 lead.

Haloti Ngata sacked Sanchez and forced a fumble, and Johnson returned the loose ball 26 yards to make it 27-7 with 8:11 remaining in the half.

David Harris intercepted Flacco's pass and returned it 36 yards for New York's second score and, after a Baltimore punt, Nick Folk kicked a 40-yard field goal to bring the Jets to 27-17 just over 2 minutes before halftime.