TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Chicago Bears

    No matter what happens from this point forward, the Detroit Lions are clearly an improved team over previous editions.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Miami Dolphins

    This game represents another chance for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to take a step forward in his development.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Baltimore Ravens At Houston Texans

    The Ravens are in a position to make a run at the AFC North, and they can look at Joe Flacco behind center and feel good about their chances.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Kansas City Chiefs At Pittsburgh Steelers

    The Chiefs appeared to be on their way to a surprising run at midseason, but their inability to develop a consistent downfield passing game derailed the Kansas City express.

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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.