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TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Philadelphia Eagles

    Philip Rivers is an emotional quarterback who is capable of leading his team on a long winning streak when things are going well, but struggles to get out of trouble when things are going poorly.

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    Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis Rams At Atlanta Falcons

    Sam Bradford is not a superstar, but he is a smart and gutsy leader who will take what the defense gives him and throw the ball accurately.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At New England Patriots

    Geno Smith had his moments in Week One, including his late first-half touchdown pass to Kellen Winslow and also leading the game-winning drive.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Dallas Cowboys

    The Giants played much of the 2012 season as if they were still celebrating their Super Bowl win from the previous season. That’s not going to cut it this season. There’s little doubt that Eli Manning is an elite, big-game quarterback.

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    New York Jets’ Revolving QB Door: Mark Sanchez Vs. Brady Quinn

    After an unfortunate preseason injury to Jets starter Mark Sanchez, Gang Green brought in veteran journeyman Brady Quinn to round out their roster.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Buffalo Bills

    The Patriots are almost certainly going to feel secure knowing they go into every game with Tom Brady at quarterback. His physical gifts are solid, but it’s his coach’s understanding of the gameplan that turns him into an assassin on the football field