TALE OF THE TAPE

Patriots

  1. 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.

  2. New York Jets v New England Patriots Cincinnati Bengals v Dallas Cowboys
    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Cincinnati Bengals

    Despite his cast of no-name receivers, Tom Brady is getting better and better each week. He is coming off an excellent performance at Atlanta, in which he completed 20-of-31 passes for 316 yards with two touchdowns.

  3. Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots leads the team onto the field on September 12, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) falconscredit1.jpg
    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Atlanta Falcons

    Matt Ryan is one of the best regular-season quarterbacks in the league. That’s meant as a compliment, but when you don’t win in the postseason, it impacts your reputation.

  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New England Patriots New York Giants v New England Patriots
    Tale Of The Tape: Tampa Bay Buccaneers At New England Patriots

    It may be hard for Greg Schiano to build a case that his team can win the quarterback duel in this meeting.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At New England Patriots

    Geno Smith had his moments in Week One, including his late first-half touchdown pass to Kellen Winslow and also leading the game-winning drive.

  6. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Buffalo Bills

    The Patriots are almost certainly going to feel secure knowing they go into every game with Tom Brady at quarterback. His physical gifts are solid, but it’s his coach’s understanding of the gameplan that turns him into an assassin on the football field.

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