TALE OF THE TAPE

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  1. ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19:  Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys looks on as the Cowboys take on the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Rex Ryan
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At Buffalo Bills

    Dallas head coach Sean Payton had seen enough of Matt Cassel on Saturday night. Cassel was ineffective against the Jets, and he decided that his team needed to make a change.

  2. Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Chicago Bears At Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    The Bears are closing the season in unimpressive fashion after a decent run in November. They could not hang in with the Minnesota Vikings on the road when their opponent truly needed to win.

  3. Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown in the third quarter against the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 20, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Atlanta Falcons

    Cam Newton continues to make his case for the MVP award as his team racks up victory after victory.

  4. Tom Brady Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets looks for an open receiver against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Dec. 19, 2015. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At New York Jets

    The Patriots have to finish the season in strong fashion to gain the overall No. 1 seed in the AFC, and while they have regularly gotten the best of the Jets over the years, this game sets up as a much tougher battle.

  5. J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At Tennessee Titans

    The likelihood is that Brian Hoyer will be back in the lineup after missing the Week 15 game against Indianapolis because he was in the concussion protocol.

  6. Johnny Manziel (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    Week 16 Tale Of The Tape: Cleveland Browns At Kansas City Chiefs

    The last few games of the season are vitally important for Johnny Manziel’s career. Even though he is starting, the Browns may be fed up with off-the-field behavior and immaturity and may have decided he is not in their future plans.

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