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TALE OF THE TAPE

49ers

  1. GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talks to teammates in the huddle during the preseason NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Colt McCoy #2 of the San Francisco 49ers takes his first huddle of the night againt the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California.
    Tale Of The Tape: Arizona Cardinals At San Francisco 49ers

    Carson Palmer is not an elite quarterback. However, he understands what head coach Bruce Arians wants him to do with the offense.

  2. New Orleans Saints v Houston Texans San Francisco 49ers v St Louis Rams
    Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At San Francisco 49ers

    Matt Schaub is struggling this season and he has already thrown three interceptions that have been returned for touchdowns.

  3. San Francisco 49ers v San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams v Denver Broncos
    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At St. Louis Rams

    Colin Kaepernick is going to want to assert himself every week, and he is going to be at his best against a divisional opponent.

  4. Indianapolis Colts v New York Giants San Francisco 49ers v San Diego Chargers
    Tale Of The Tape: Indianapolis Colts At San Francisco 49ers

    Andrew Luck is the real deal, but there is a difference between the way the Colts are playing this year from the way they attacked a year ago.

  5. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images) (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Seattle Seahawks

    Colin Kaepernick was a phenom last year, taking the starting job from Alex Smith in large part because of his overwhelming athletic ability.

  6. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Green Bay Packers At San Francisco 49ers

    Aaron Rodgers has been the best quarterback in the NFL over the last four years, but he has had a rough offseason.

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