TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

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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.

  3. 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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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Detroit Lions

    After back-to-back subpar seasons from Eli Manning, this is a critical year in his career.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Indianapolis Colts At Denver Broncos

    Andrew Luck has had two solid seasons to start his career, and he should be coming into his own in his third year.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    The Panthers were one of the top stories of the year in 2013, but they can’t take their success for granted in this new season.

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