TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

  1. (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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At New England Patriots

    After being pushed to the brink by the lowly Jets and losing at home to the Ravens, the Dolphins may be facing a difficult lesson when they go to New England to take on the high-powered Patriots.

  5. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Chicago Bears

    It can’t get any worse for the Saints, can it? They absorbed a 41-10 beating at home from the Panthers, yet they remain tied with the Falcons for first place in the woeful NFC South with a 5-8 record.

  6. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At Philadelphia Eagles

    Tony Romo will have quite a bit on his plate as his team plays for a share of first place in the NFC East.

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