TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Washington Redskins

    The 49ers are desperate to get back in the win category after losing back-to-back games to the Panthers and Saints.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Miami Dolphins

    Cam Newton is proving to be one of the most improved quarterbacks in the NFL. He has come a long way this season in proving his consistency, and that’s why the Panthers have been able to climb the ladder so rapidly this season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Green Bay Packers

    Christian Ponder had shown some signs of improvement, but he was benched in the final quarter of the Week 11 loss to the Seahawks.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Who’s Easier To Cheer For? Rex Ryan Vs. Rob Ryan

    Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan are frequently grouped together like some kind of giant, living, breathing, cinnamon bun. But it’s not often that these two animated bros are held in comparison to each other.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Green Bay Packers At New York Giants

    The Packers were in great shape a couple of weeks ago and it looked like Aaron Rodgers would put them in a position to challenge Seattle, San Francisco and Carolina in the NFC.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Buffalo Bills

    Rookie quarterback Geno Smith has been good enough to take advantage of open receivers when his offensive line has given him protection.