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TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Cincinnati Bengals

    The Jets are holding their own with rookie Geno Smith at quarterback, and that’s far better than what had been expected from the youngster.

  2. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 06: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants reacts in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on October 6, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (C) arrives at a House Republican meeting regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is in its sixteenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit.
    More Efficient: New York Giants Or The United States Government?

    The question is, with both New York and DC seemingly going nowhere, which of the two has been the most efficient? Let’s go to the tape.

  3. LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings beats linebacker Vince Williams #98 of the Pittsburgh Steelers to score a touchdown during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. 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.
    Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At New York Giants

    It looks quite likely that the Vikings will give the start to Josh Freeman.

  4. 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. 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.

  5. 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.

  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. CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears participates in warm-ups before a game against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field on August 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Browns defeated the Bears 18-16.
    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.