TALE OF THE TAPE

Thursday Night Football

  1. Charlie Whitehurst #12 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Tennessee Titans At Jacksonville Jaguars

    Zach Mettenberger’s shoulder injury is a big step back for the Titans, because he appeared to have the arm strength to deliver the ball with consistency, even if he lacked escapability from the pocket.

  2. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Arizona Cardinals At St. Louis Rams

    Despite the optimism shown by head coach Bruce Arians that the Cardinals were capable of winning the Super Bowl with Drew Stanton at quarterback, there has been little evidence that they are truly capable of making that kind of run with their backup quarterback.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At Chicago Bears

    The Cowboys are coming off a tough home loss on Thanksgiving Day against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles, but they should be in a position to right themselves against the Bears.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Chicago Bears At Detroit Lions

    The Bears have a very tough assignment here, as they must take on the defensively stout Lions on their own turf on Thanksgiving Day.

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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: Buffalo Bills At Miami Dolphins

    The insertion of Kyle Orton into the starting lineup has not made the Bills a powerful offensive team, but it has provided some degree of steadiness.