TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At St. Louis Rams

    The Vikings may not be among the elite teams in the NFL, but the attitude on the team should be much improved under demanding rookie head coach Mike Zimmer.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Cleveland Browns At Pittsburgh Steelers

    The lowly Browns attracted a lot of attention during training camp as a result of the duel for the starting quarterback position between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Washington Redskins At Houston Texans

    The Redskins begin the first year of the Jay Gruden regime with quite a bit to prove. That includes quarterback Robert Griffin III, who had a difficult second year after playing like a star through much of his rookie season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Jacksonville Jaguars At Philadelphia Eagles

    Gus Bradley knows that his quarterback of the future is anxious to get started, but the head coach does not want to throw rookie Blake Bortles into the fire just yet.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Baltimore Ravens

    The AFC North title may very well come down to these two teams, so this opening game should be among the hardest hitting and most entertaining on the schedule.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Atlanta Falcons

    For those who have followed this team through the decades, it may seem counter-intuitive to realize that the Saints have become one of the most consistent teams in the NFL.

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