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TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: Arizona Cardinals At San Francisco 49ers

    It’s a good thing the Cardinals have their playoff berth locked up, because the offense has lost its drive after losing quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton to injuries.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Oakland Raiders At Denver Broncos

    The Raiders have certainly shown some life in the second half of the season, and while it most likely won’t be enough to help Tony Sparano shed the interim label and become the full-time head coach, he does deserve credit for not letting this team give up.

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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.