TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

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    Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Dallas Cowboys

    The Vikings played a credible game at home against the Packers, a team they always get prepared for. Now they must go back on the road against a team that suffered a painful last-second defeat.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Atlanta Falcons At Carolina Panthers

    The Falcons know that when the ball is in Matt Ryan’s hands, he is going to throw it accurately as long as he gets half-decent protection from the offensive line.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Miami Dolphins

    The Bengals have played decent football this year, but if they are going to assert themselves in the second half of the season, they need Andy Dalton play like he did in Week Eight.

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    More Likely To Send A Shiver Down Your Spine? Halloween Monsters Vs. Greg Schiano

    Halloween is also a time of spooooooky monsters. And so, this week, we’re reminded of the NFL’s current monster of the hour: Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano.

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    Which Football Fans Are More Tolerable? New York Jets Fans Vs. New England Patriots Fans

    if you quizzed a number of NFL fans on who they’d prefer to win, they’d probably say “the meteor” because they hate both teams, but here at tale of the tape, we’re a little more even-handed.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Philadelphia Eagles

    The Giants have endured a nightmarish season, and Eli Manning has been a main part of that bad dream. Manning has been a turnover machine much of the year.