TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. St. Louis Rams v Denver Broncos New Orleans Saints v Houston Texans
    Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis Rams At Houston Texans
  6. Carolina Panthers v Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers v Minnesota Vikings
    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Minnesota Vikings

    The Week Five loss to the Arizona Cardinals was a vital game for Cam Newton. He had performed well in his previous game vs. the Giants and the Panthers were coming off a bye week.