TALE OF THE TAPE

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    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: Buffalo Bills At New England Patriots

    The Bills hurt themselves badly by losing their penultimate game at Oakland, and they are going to have to put that game in the rear-view mirror if they are going to come up with an upset over the Patriots.

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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: San Diego Chargers At Kansas City Chiefs

    The Chargers completed another improbable road comeback last week when they outlasted the 49ers and if they win here, they get into the postseason.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Green Bay Packers

    The Lions have a huge task in front of them as they play for the NFC North title. They need to win at Lambeau to earn that championship, and they haven’t won at the Packers’ homefield since the 1991 season even though they play there every year.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Jacksonville Jaguars At Houston Texans

    The Jaguars have a chance to end the season on a two-game winning streak following their Week 16 come-from-behind 21-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans.