TALE OF THE TAPE

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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.

  4. ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Kyle Orton #18 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Mike Ditka, former NFL player and coach, and current ESPN analyst, talks with reporters during the ESPN media availability in the Empire West Ballroom, at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Center at the Sheraton New York Times Square on January 28, 2014 in New York, New York.
    Does Kyle Orton’s Mustache Or Mike Ditka’s Have Better Superpowers?

    Can a mustache have superpowers? Depends on the mustache. How does Kyle Orton’s mustache stack up against Mike Ditka’s mustache?

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    What’s Worse, Seahawks’ Watered-Down Beer Or Royals’ Expired Food?

    The Seahawks and Royals deliver on the field. But they shortchanged fans at the concession booth, with watered-down beer and expired food.

  6. NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies poses with a jersey after he was picked #22 overall by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Is Johnny Manziel Or LeBron James The Current King Of Cleveland?

    Johnny Manziel arrived in Cleveland like he owned the place. Then LeBron James returned. Who is the reigning king of Cleveland?

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