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    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Miami Dolphins

    Philip Rivers has changed his game quite a bit this season. Instead of winging it all over the field, Rivers has concentrated mainly on short and medium-range passes.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At New England Patriots

    The Dolphins have struggled badly and have now lost three consecutive games after winning their first three.

  3. ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Marcell Dareus #99 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates his sack with Kiko Alonso #50 during NFL game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York. HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 17: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins warms up during a timeout against the Houston Texans during a preseaon game at Reliant Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
    Tale Of The Tape: Buffalo Bills At Miami Dolphins

    The Bills signed and started Thad Lewis at the quarterback position last week and he did a good enough job to allow his team to come back from a double-digit deficit and force the game into overtime.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Baltimore Ravens At Miami Dolphins

    Joe Flacco has the arm strength and skills to dominate any game, but he is not infallible. He has the tendency to force the ball into tight windows because he believes in his arm strength and that can lead to problems.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At New Orleans Saints

    The Saints are making up for lost time after their disastrous 2012 season. In addition to their explosive offense, they are also playing with a lot of intelligence and cutting down on mistakes.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At Cleveland Browns

    The Dolphins are coming off a 7-9 season in which they surprised a lot of observers. Rookie head coach Joe Philbin seemed to steady the ship in Miami and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill claimed the quarterback job.