TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

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    Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At Indianapolis Colts

    Ryan Fitzpatrick was replaced by Ryan Mallett earlier in the year, but an injury to Mallet has given Fitzpatrick another opportunity, and he is making the most of it.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Arizona Cardinals At St. Louis Rams

    Despite the optimism shown by head coach Bruce Arians that the Cardinals were capable of winning the Super Bowl with Drew Stanton at quarterback, there has been little evidence that they are truly capable of making that kind of run with their backup quarterback.

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Baltimore Ravens

    The Chargers head into the most critical and challenging part of their schedule on a dubious note.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Baltimore Ravens At New Orleans Saints

    The Ravens are dependent on Joe Flacco to play his best football down the stretch if they are going to make a run at the AFC North title. Flacco is certainly capable of getting hot and putting big numbers up on the scoreboard.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At New York Giants

    The Cowboys have been one of the bigger surprises in the league this year, but their sharp start could go to waste if they can’t come through in games like this.

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

    The Redskins pulled off one of the most disappointing performances of the season as they were coming off a bye week and had the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs at FedEx Field and they couldn’t even stay close.