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TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. DENVER, CO - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams in action against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 24, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 22: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a second quarter pass against the Baltimore Ravens during a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 22, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.
    Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis Rams At Carolina Panthers

    Any time Sam Bradford has a substandard game, critics are quick to write him off because he lacks impressive physical characteristics.

  2. DENVER, CO - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos in action before playing the St. Louis Rams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 24, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts talks on the sidelines during their preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 18, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
    Tale Of The Tape: Denver Broncos At Indianapolis Colts

    The Broncos have been dominating opponents all year and much of it is because Peyton Manning has been so sharp.

  3. SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Colt McCoy #2 of the San Francisco 49ers takes his first huddle of the night againt the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 11: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field on October 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Colts defeated the Titans 31-9.
    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Tennessee Titans

    The 49ers had one of the most explosive offensive teams in the league last year once Colin Kaepernick took over under center.

  4. SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers plays the role of backup quarterback during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 6: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars rushes against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 6, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the Jaguars 34-20.
    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Jacksonville Jaguars

    The Chargers have confidence in Philip Rivers, and he has a good working rapport with head coach Mike McCoy so far this season.

  5. ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 24: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks for a pass during the first half against the Cleveland Browns of a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Detroit Lions

    Andy Dalton has been somewhat of a disappointment this year. Many observers had the Bengals as a legitimate Super Bowl threat this season.

  6. SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 29: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on August 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talks to teammates in the huddle during the preseason NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.
    Tale Of The Tape: Seattle Seahawks At Arizona Cardinals

    The Seahawks are not difficult to figure out, but they are quite difficult to defend even though they are transparent.