TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. Wild Card Playoffs - Arizona Cardinals v Carolina Panthers GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 21:  Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks scrambles with the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 35-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Seattle Seahawks

    The Panthers got past the injury-depleted Cardinals in the Wild-Card round, and now have to face the defending Super Bowl champions on the road.

  2. 460999278 Buffalo Bills v New England Patriots
    Tale Of The Tape: Baltimore Ravens At New England Patriots

    Most observers believe the Patriots have their best team since the 2011 team that went to the Super Bowl, and it would be a disappointment if they don’t take advantage of their homefield advantage and get to the title game once again.

  3. Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers 460875394
    Wild Card Weekend: Cincinnati Bengals At Indianapolis Colts

    After another winning regular season, Andy Dalton steps into the bubbling cauldron that is the NFL’s postseason.

  4. BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens hands off to running back Justin Forsett #29 in the first quarter of a game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images) Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers
    Wild Card Weekend: Baltimore Ravens At Pittsburgh Steelers

    The Steelers appeared to be an up-and-down team until midseason when Ben Roethlisberger came through with back-to-back six-TD games against the Colts and Ravens.

  5. at Lambeau Field on December 28, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 460873334
    Wild Card Weekend: Detroit Lions At Dallas Cowboys

    The Lions failed in their quest to earn the NFC North title and a bye in the first round in large part because Matthew Stafford was inaccurate with key passes throughout the game.

  6. Arizona Cardinals v San Francisco 49ers Carolina Panthers v Atlanta Falcons
    Wild Card Weekend: Arizona Cardinals At Carolina Panthers

    Shortly after the season’s midway point, the Cardinals appeared to have the inside track on the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. However, injuries to quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton derailed Arizona, and Bruce Arians’ team has lost four of six as the postseason begins.