TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Week 1 Tale Of The Tape: Philadelphia Eagles At Atlanta Falcons

    There’s no doubt that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is the NFL’s version of the Mad Scientist.

  2. Giants quarterback Eli Manning. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
    Week 1 Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Dallas Cowboys

    The Giants have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL since their 2011 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, and Eli Manning has to take his share of the responsibility.

  3. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    Week 1 Tale Of The Tape: Baltimore Ravens At Denver Broncos

    The Ravens struggled to find their consistency during the regular season last year, but they still made the playoffs and nearly beat the New England Patriots in the divisional playoffs.

  4. 9. Cincinnati Bengals (10-5-1) Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
    Week 1 Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Oakland Raiders

    Andy Dalton has certainly had his problems in the postseason, but the Bengals have been one of the most consistent regular-season teams, having made the playoffs each of the last four years.

  5. Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Philip Rivers  of the San Diego Chargers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
    Week 1 Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At San Diego Chargers

    The Lions took a big step forward and made the playoffs last year, and one of the primary reasons for that success was the improvement demonstrated by Matthew Stafford.

  6. Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Rams quarterback Nick Foles (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
    Week 1 Tale Of The Tape: Seattle Seahawks At St. Louis Rams

    Russell Wilson is the ideal quarterback for this powerful team, and his progress has been consistent and effective every year. Wilson is talented, smart and resourceful, and he has a full understanding of his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.

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