Well, I dug a little deeper and found the following stats:
As of week 3, the Niners are third-best in the league in Turnovers from the Defense, with 5 INT and 3 recovered FF, for eight defensive TO total. The Ravens are first with ten (5 each) and the Bills are second with 9 (6 INT, 3 recovered FF, thanks Tom Brady
That means we average 2,66 defensive TO per game, an excellent average. For comparison, the stats from last year show that the Giants had the most defensive TO last season, having 39 total. That would average to about 2,4375 defensive TO.
Now if you add our one INT and the one fumble we lost, this adds up to our +6 TO ratio, which would average to a +2 per game (duh
). In comparison, the leader last year in TO differential were the Patriots who had a +28 over 16 games, thus averaging +1,75 per game.
I am NOT saying we can keep these averages up, I think they will go down over the course of the season. But still, this an excellent start