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TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Baltimore Ravens

    The AFC North title may very well come down to these two teams, so this opening game should be among the hardest hitting and most entertaining on the schedule.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Atlanta Falcons

    For those who have followed this team through the decades, it may seem counter-intuitive to realize that the Saints have become one of the most consistent teams in the NFL.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Buffalo Bills At Chicago Bears

    The Bills are hoping that second-year quarterback E.J. Manuel can stay healthy and make significant progress this season. He flashed his athletic ability and skills last year, but he had a hard time saying healthy. Manuel is a powerful man who can shake off the pass rush and throw the ball with power. If he can increase his consistency, the Bills could develop into a dangerous offensive team.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Green Bay Packers At Seattle Seahawks

    The Packers figure to be one of the primary challengers to Seattle for the NFC dominance this season, and they should have an excellent chance if Aaron Rodgers can remain healthy.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Football vs. Futbol

    With the World Cup still going strong and the NFL just weeks away from getting started it seemed like a fun idea to compare the two sports that share the same name…sort of. From the global “futbol” to the American “football” these sports are two of the most popular in their own right. As somewhat of a disclaimer I will add that this Tale of the Tape is being written by an American, though I am a big soccer fan. That being said, let’s start the debate.

  6. FIFA President Jospeph Sepp Blatter and South Africa President Jacob Zuma present the World Cup trophy to Iker Casillas, captain of Spain, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Source: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) South Korea's Kim Donghyeon practices during a men's Luge training session at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Rosa Khutor on February 6, 2014, on the eve of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games' opening ceremony. (Source: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: World Cup Vs. Olympics

    There are very few worldwide occurrences that captivate fans of every nation the way that the Olympics and World Cup have proven to do. When the time comes for either event you can bet that the majority of the world shifts their attention to these amazing month-long competitions. 2014 has been a great year for fans of the Olympics and the World Cup as both took place in the span of just a few months. With the World Cup still going strong and the Olympics fresh in the minds of fans across the globe, let’s see how they match up when placed side-by-side.

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