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: Baltimore Ravens At Miami Dolphins

    The Ravens will be heavily dependent on Joe Flacco from now through the end of the season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At New York Jets

    The Dolphins have played solid football throughout the season, and they had a fourth-quarter lead on the Broncos before getting hit hard in the final 15 minutes.

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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.