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Tale of the tape

Patriots

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    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Houston Texans

    The Patriots staged a memorable comeback in beating the Broncos 34-31 in overtime in Week 12. Tom Brady kept his cool despite three New England fumbles on the first three possessions.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Denver Broncos At New England Patriots

    The Broncos are coming off an important home win over the Chiefs, but they have little time to enjoy it because they have to travel across the country to play a sharp Patriots team.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Carolina Panthers

    Tom Brady has endured a difficult season and touchdowns were hard to come by until the Patriots put 55 points on the board against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Nine.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Pittsburgh Steelers At New England Patriots

    The Steelers were ill-prepared to take on the Oakland Raiders in Week Eight and no matter what was said after the game, they were looking ahead to this game against the Patriots and it cost them in a big way.

  5. 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. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24: Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets passes against the New York Giants during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At New York Jets

    The Patriots don’t have the kind of explosive offensive team that fans are used to seeing, but they are 5-1 and in first place in the AFC East.

  6. 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.