TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

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    Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At Buffalo Bills

    The Dolphins appeared to be dead and buried earlier in the year when they were in a midseason slump and they were inundated with questions about the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying scandal.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Carolina Panthers

    This is the kind of game that usually brings out the best in Drew Brees. His intelligence, courage and accuracy makes him an ideal quarterback in one of the biggest games of the year.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Baltimore Ravens

    The Patriots may have been struggling to put points on the board in the first half of the season, but they have been a much better offensive team in the second half.

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    Andre Johnson Vs. Santa Claus – How Does He Match Up To St. Nick?

    Fantasy wunderkind and all-around decent guy Andre Johnson just did something pretty nifty. He purchased over $17,000 worth of toys for children in Child Protective Services.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Carolina Panthers

    After five straight awful performances, Geno Smith broke out of his slump and had a decent game against the Raiders in Week 14 as he completed 16-of-25 passes for 219 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Seattle Seahawks At New York Giants

    Pete Carroll is never going to talk about it publicly, but he wants his players to get used to their surroundings in this game because he hopes to return in less than two month when the Super Bowl is contested at MetLife Stadium.