TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

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    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At New England Patriots

    The Lions are a maturing team that is no longer its own worst enemy. Instead of committing mindless penalties or turning the ball over at crucial moments, they are playing the game under control.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Tampa Bay Buccaneers At Chicago Bears

    Josh McCown gets an opportunity to compete against the team he excelled for last year and helped him get a huge contract. McCown filled in for Jay Cutler last season and kept the Bears on track during his absence.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Kansas City Chiefs At Oakland Raiders

    The Chiefs have full confidence that Alex Smith is a championship-level quarterback who is going to take advantage of defensive mistakes every time he steps onto the field.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Pittsburgh Steelers At Tennessee Titans

    The Steelers came up flat in Week 10 against the desperate New York Jets, but they are an explosive team capable of lighting up the scoreboard any time they take the field.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Indianapolis Colts

    This should be one of the more entertaining matchups of the season, as Tom Brady goes into Indianapolis and will try to keep the Patriots on a roll.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Philadelphia Eagles At Green Bay Packers

    The Eagles head towards the most important part of the season with Mark Sanchez at quarterback.

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