TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

  1. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Miami Dolphins

    The Rex Ryan era likely comes to an end in this game, and while Ryan has been an inspirational leader throughout his run with the Jets, you wonder how much juice he can muster for this game.

  2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Miami Dolphins

    This game represents another chance for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to take a step forward in his development.

  3. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    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.

  4. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
    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.

  5. 4. Philadelphia Eagles (9-3) (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Philadelphia Eagles At Washington Redskins

    After their loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15, the Eagles can’t afford to feel sorry for themselves against the Redskins with the season in deep stretch and homefield advantage in the playoffs a major concern.

  6. Charlie Whitehurst #12 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Tennessee Titans At Jacksonville Jaguars

    Zach Mettenberger’s shoulder injury is a big step back for the Titans, because he appeared to have the arm strength to deliver the ball with consistency, even if he lacked escapability from the pocket.