TALE OF THE TAPE

Thursday Night Football

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    Tale Of The Tape: Kansas City Chiefs At Oakland Raiders

    The Chiefs have full confidence that Alex Smith is a championship-level quarterback who is going to take advantage of defensive mistakes every time he steps onto the field.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Buffalo Bills At Miami Dolphins

    The insertion of Kyle Orton into the starting lineup has not made the Bills a powerful offensive team, but it has provided some degree of steadiness.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Cleveland Browns At Cincinnati Bengals

    This is a crucial game for the Browns as they attempt to make a serious run at the playoffs in the second half of the season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Carolina Panthers

    The Saints have been struggling throughout the season, but they are well-placed in the NFC South where they still have a chance to win the division.

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Denver Broncos

    The Chargers face a huge test in this game as they attempt to take down their long-time rivals on their homefield.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At New England Patriots

    The Jets are near the end of their rope with Geno Smith, because the second-year quarterback simply makes too many mistakes, lacks maturity and appears to have lost some confidence in his own ability.

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