TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Carolina Panthers

    After five straight awful performances, Geno Smith broke out of his slump and had a decent game against the Raiders in Week 14 as he completed 16-of-25 passes for 219 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At Chicago Bears

    Tony Romo played a key role in leading the Cowboys to back-to-back wins over the Giants and the Raiders.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At San Diego Chargers

    The Giants have certainly been playing better football in recent weeks since they have won five of their last six games following an 0-6 start.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Seattle Seahawks At San Francisco 49ers

    The Seahawks have had the upper hand this season since they defeated the Niners in Seattle earlier in the season, but the Niners will get their chance to make a statement at home.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At New Orleans Saints

    Cam Newton has certainly stepped it up this year as he appears to have grown dramatically in maturity and confidence.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Philadelphia Eagles

    The Lions were in some trouble on Thanksgiving Day, having lost their previous two games and trailing the Packers 10-3. That’s where Matthew Stafford said enough, and he took the Packers apart.