TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL

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    Wild Card Weekend: Kansas City Chiefs At Indianapolis Colts

    The Chiefs rested Alex Smith in the season finale so he could be healthy and ready for this game. Smith understands what head coach Andy Reid wants to do with the gameplan and he stays calm while executing.

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

    The 49ers have been rather ordinary on the offensive side of the ball this season, but they have won five games in a row since losing back-to-back games against Carolina and New Orleans.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Denver Broncos At Oakland Raiders

    Peyton Manning will never admit this, but he would have liked it if the Ravens had beaten the Patriots, because that would have allowed the Broncos to clinch the top seed in the AFC playoffs.

  4. Washington Redskins v Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Atlanta Falcons At San Francisco 49ers

    The Falcons are in a tough spot, going across the country to play on Monday Night against a motivated opponent.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Oakland Raiders At San Diego Chargers

    Matt McGloin continues to get opportunities to produce with the Raiders, and he is coming off a rough game in Week 15 against the Chiefs.

  6. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks. (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Arizona Cardinals At Seattle Seahawks

    While the Cardinals have had a surprisingly good season and have an impressive 9-5 record, their playoff chances are poor since they close the season with games against the Seahawks and 49ers.

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