I sent off my passport renewal package July 11. I didn't pay extra to have the renewal expedited. My new passport and card arrived at my mail forwarder July 24. Allowing for the time it took to send things there and back, it means the State Department jumped right on it.
I thought they were being extremely tough about passports these days. I expected it to take a couple of months or more. Maybe they put my application in the He's Okay Because He's Not A Scary Non-White Person pile.