TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At New England Patriots

    The Dolphins have struggled badly and have now lost three consecutive games after winning their first three.

  2. FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to the preseason game against the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24: Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets passes against the New York Giants during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At New York Jets

    The Patriots don’t have the kind of explosive offensive team that fans are used to seeing, but they are 5-1 and in first place in the AFC East.

  3. JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Blaine Gabbert #11 hands off to Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field on September 29, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. A nurse puts 3D glasses on the face of a surgeon before an operation at the Argenteuil hospital, in a Paris suburb, on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR
    Less Painful: Watching Jacksonville Or Undergoing Invasive, Unnecessary Surgery?

    With the Jacksonville Jaguars unable to do anything right, and turning in performances reminiscent of the ’62 Mets absent any of the charm, watching their games is beyond brutal.

  4. NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 30: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 30, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 6: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At New England Patriots

    While Drew Brees has not been winging the ball around the field like Peyton Manning, he has been dynamic in his own right and he may be the best quarterback in the NFC.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Pittsburgh Steelers At New York Jets

    The Steelers could slip off the radar because of their 0-4 start and perhaps teams will start to overlook them. That could help get this team back on track.

  6. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants passes against the New York Jets during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 24: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 24, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Chicago Bears

    The Giants have gotten off to a miserable start and much of it is on Eli Manning’s shoulders, but that doesn’t mean he’s not capable of beating a solid team like the Bears.

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