TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: Cleveland Browns At Baltimore Ravens

    The Browns wanted to let Johnny Manziel close the season with three starts so they could better evaluate his NFL future, however his season ended with a hamstring injury suffered against the Panthers in Week 16.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Atlanta Falcons

    Cam Newton will lead the hopeful Panthers into this winner-take-all NFC South showdown. If Newton can avoid mistakes and take advantage of the generous Atlanta defense, the Panthers will return to the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

  3. Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a shot against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 4, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) An exterior view of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. (CBS)
    Better Start – 2014 Golden State Warriors Vs. Levi’s Stadium

    The Warriors saw their 16-game win streak snapped Tuesday, dropping them to a 21-3 record, easily the best in team history. Have the Warriors replaced the other new darling on the Bay Area sports scene this year? Let’s measure up…

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    Tale Of The Tape: Denver Broncos At Cincinnati Bengals

    Peyton Manning took a big shot to his upper leg in the Broncos’ Week 16 victory over the Chargers and had to come out of the game, but he came back and performed adequately.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Seattle Seahawks At Arizona Cardinals

    The Seahawks are streaking at the right time of the year and they appear to have gotten a big break since the Cardinals are down to their third- and fourth-string quarterbacks.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Indianapolis Colts At Dallas Cowboys

    The Colts had no difficulty clinching the AFC South title despite starting the season with consecutive losses, and they have lofty goals ahead.