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TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

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    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Minnesota Vikings

    The Patriots opened the season in disappointing fashion as they couldn’t do a thing in the second half against Miami and they could not sustain a decent start to the game.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Jacksonville Jaguars At Washington Redskins

    The Jaguars started the season in shocking fashion, as they built a 17-0 lead over Philadelphia on the road before reality set in and the Eagles took charge and put the game away in the second half.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Cleveland Browns

    The Saints were clearly disappointed after losing their Week One game at Atlanta, but a further look at that game indicates that New Orleans has little to worry about.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Carolina Panthers

    The hiring of Jim Caldwell as head coach has brought a new attitude on both sides of the ball in Detroit.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At Buffalo Bills

    The Dolphins are certainly one of the under-the-radar teams in the NFL, and few people give them serious consideration because they have made little progress over the years and head coach Joe Philbin is not an inspirational leader.

  6. San Diego Chargers v San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Arizona Cardinals

    Philip Rivers went into the 2013 season with questions about his performance hanging over his head, but he answered those questions with ease last year as he enjoyed a brilliant year. Rivers and Chargers head coach Mike McCoy developed an excellent rapport, and that manifested itself in Rivers’ performance.

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