TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Jacksonville Jaguars

    The 49ers are winning games and showing hints of an explosive offense, but Colin Kaepernick hasn’t quite reached the expectations that many had for him this season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    When the subject is talent and ability, Cam Newton does not have to take a backseat to too many quarterbacks.

  3. ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys calls out while in the huddle in the first half against the New York Giants on September 8, 2013 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks for a receiver during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on August 24, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.
    Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At Philadelphia Eagles

    The Cowboys have faith in Tony Romo to allow the Dallas offense to step up and become a serious contender for the NFC championship.

  4. INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 24: Brandon Weeden #3 of the Cleveland Browns passes the ball during the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers truns to hand-off against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on August 9, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 17-0.
    Tale Of The Tape: Cleveland Browns At Green Bay Packers

    Brandon Weeden has been competitive, he has fought for his job and he has played the role of good soldier for the Cleveland Browns.

  5. 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.

  6. BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 22: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass during warmups prior to the start of a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium on August 22, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 24: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up prior to the game Kansas City Chiefs on August 24, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Tale Of The Tape: Baltimore Ravens At Pittsburgh Steelers

    Joe Flacco may be the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, but he is not playing like it.