TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 29:  Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders at Nissan Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Tom Brady of the New England Patriots calls out a play against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 15, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: Tennessee Titans At New England Patriots

    This game will be a major learning experience for rookie Marcus Mariota as he goes up against the defending Super Bowl champions.

  2. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (Photo: Getty Images) Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws during the second half against the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Dec. 14, 2015. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At New York Giants

    There is pressure every game for the Panthers, as they are trying to match the 2007 New England Patriots by going undefeated in the regular season.

  3. Ryan Fitzpatrick Matt Cassel #16 of the Dallas Cowboys.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Dallas Cowboys

    The Jets have had a significant upgrade at the quarterback position all season due to the presence of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  4. Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Nick Foles #5 of the St. Louis Rams (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: Tampa Bay Buccaneers At St. Louis Rams

    The Bucs have made good progress this season, and it’s clear that Lovie Smith has this team on the right track for the future.

  5. Eli Manning Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
    Week 14 Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Miami Dolphins

    It’s difficult to see the Giants executing well enough to win the horrible NFC East, because they have played poorly in the fourth quarter all season.

  6. FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 8:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown by LeGarrette Blount #29 in the first half against the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
    Week 14 Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Houston Texans

    The Patriots have hit some hard times with two losses in a row, but they still have the capabilities of stringing wins together as long as Tom Brady is in the lineup.

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