TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 30: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 30, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 6: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At New England Patriots

    While Drew Brees has not been winging the ball around the field like Peyton Manning, he has been dynamic in his own right and he may be the best quarterback in the NFC.

  2. 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. 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.
    Tale Of The Tape: Jacksonville Jaguars At Denver Broncos

    The Jaguars had a semblance of an offense against the St. Louis Rams in Week Five, but that’s hardly going to be enough against the overpowering Denver Broncos.

  3. 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. SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 29: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Oakland Raiders at 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. CenturyLink Field on August 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
    Tale Of The Tape: Tennessee Titans At Seattle Seahawks

    The Titans are going to have to cope with backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as a result of Jake Locker’s hip injury.

  4. 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. 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.
    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Cleveland Browns

    There was a noticeable lack of efficiency and effort from the Lions’ offense in their Week Five loss at Green Bay. That’s got to be troubling for quarterback Matthew Stafford, who simply can’t do it by himself.

  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. ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Marcell Dareus #99 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates his sack with Kiko Alonso #50 during NFL game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York.
    Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Buffalo Bills

    Andy Dalton is not progressing the way he should this season if the Bengals are going to compete for the AFC championship.

  6. 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. HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 25: Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans rolls out looking for a receiver against the New Orleans Saints at Reliant Stadium on August 25, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
    Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis Rams At Houston Texans

    Here’s what you need to realize about Sam Bradford. He is a smart, honest quarterback who will give you everything he has on every play.