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TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown in the third quarter against the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 20, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Atlanta Falcons

    Cam Newton continues to make his case for the MVP award as his team racks up victory after victory.

  2. Tom Brady Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets looks for an open receiver against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Dec. 19, 2015. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At New York Jets

    The Patriots have to finish the season in strong fashion to gain the overall No. 1 seed in the AFC, and while they have regularly gotten the best of the Jets over the years, this game sets up as a much tougher battle.

  3. J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At Tennessee Titans

    The likelihood is that Brian Hoyer will be back in the lineup after missing the Week 15 game against Indianapolis because he was in the concussion protocol.

  4. Johnny Manziel (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Cleveland Browns At Kansas City Chiefs

    The last few games of the season are vitally important for Johnny Manziel’s career. Even though he is starting, the Browns may be fed up with off-the-field behavior and immaturity and may have decided he is not in their future plans.

  5. Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Detroit Lions

    The San Francisco 49ers are at the bottom of the NFC West, and unless they have a brilliant offseason in terms of free agency and the draft, they could be there in 2016 as well.

  6. Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Washington Redskins At Philadelphia Eagles

    The Redskins have managed to keep themselves in contention this season even though most of the preseason publications selected them as one of the two or three worst teams in the league.

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