TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

  1. Charlie Whitehurst #12 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Tennessee Titans At Jacksonville Jaguars

    Zach Mettenberger’s shoulder injury is a big step back for the Titans, because he appeared to have the arm strength to deliver the ball with consistency, even if he lacked escapability from the pocket.

  2. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Chicago Bears

    It can’t get any worse for the Saints, can it? They absorbed a 41-10 beating at home from the Panthers, yet they remain tied with the Falcons for first place in the woeful NFC South with a 5-8 record.

  3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At Philadelphia Eagles

    Tony Romo will have quite a bit on his plate as his team plays for a share of first place in the NFC East.

  4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Detroit Lions

    The Vikings are not a top-level team by any stretch, but they are playing hard for rookie head coach Mike Zimmer and showing improvement.

  5. Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Seattle Seahawks

    The 49ers appear to be in a rapid decline after losing at home to the Seahawks and inexplicably finding a way to drop a game at the hands of the Oakland Raiders.

  6. Geno Smith (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Tennessee Titans

    After throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown on the first play of the game, beleaguered Geno Smith actually played one of his best games as he completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards with a touchdown.

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