TALE OF THE TAPE

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    Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Perhaps the Bengals hit bottom in their Week 10 home loss to the Browns, because they have responded with road victories at New Orleans and Houston, and have the opportunity to complete the rare road hat trick if they can handle the Bengals.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Oakland Raiders At St. Louis Rams

    The Raiders played a strong game in gaining their first win of the season over their arch-rivals from Kansas City, and rookie quarterback Derek Carr deserves much of the credit for leading the game-winning drive and also hanging in and improving throughout the long season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Jacksonville Jaguars

    The Giants made a mess of their season when it mattered most, as they could not handle the gauntlet part of their schedule.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Tennessee Titans At Houston Texans

    The Titans are starting to see some positive results from their midseason decision to name rookie Zach Mettenberger as their starting quarterback.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Washington Redskins At Indianapolis Colts

    Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has laid down the gauntlet and let Robert Griffin III know that his performance has not been acceptable.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Minnesota Vikings

    The Panthers have endured a miserable season and have almost no resemblance to the team that rolled to the NFC South championship and the No. 2 seed in the conference in the 12-4 record.

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