TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

  1. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Eli Manning
    Tale Of The Tape: Philadelphia Eagles At New York Giants

    The Eagles appeared to be in excellent shape to either win the NFC East or make it into the playoffs as a Wild-Card team, but back-to-back losses to the Cowboys and Redskins means that this game will close their season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Miami Dolphins

    The Rex Ryan era likely comes to an end in this game, and while Ryan has been an inspirational leader throughout his run with the Jets, you wonder how much juice he can muster for this game.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At St. Louis Rams

    No matter what happens the rest of the season, the Giants’ 2014 showing has been a major disappointment.

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

    Tom Brady would remain one of the elite quarterbacks in the game even if he did not have stellar stats, because of plays like his 17-yard shoulder-dipping run in the third quarter against Miami that helped turn a close game into a New England rout.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Atlanta Falcons At New Orleans Saints

    While both teams have been miserable this season, this game will have a huge influence on the outcome of the NFC South Division.

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At San Francisco 49ers

    The Chargers are depending on Philip Rivers to be at his best so they can compete on the road against a team that is clearly disappointed in the way it has played this season, but one that should have enough pride to play a competitive game here.