TALE OF THE TAPE

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  1. GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 24:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on December 24, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 15:  Quarterback  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after Lance Moore #16 scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 15, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    Week 17 Tale Of The Tape: Green Bay Packers At Detroit Lions

    It doesn’t get any bigger than this: Green Bay vs. Detroit for the NFC North title.

  2. LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers gets the ball off before William Hayes #95 of the Los Angeles Rams hits him during the fourth quarter of the game at the Los Angeles Coliseum on November 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24:  Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up prior to playing the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
    Week 17 Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Both the Panthers and Bucs will be home when the playoffs start, but they’ll be looking to end the year on a good note.

  3. HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Tom Savage #3 of the Houston Texans motions at the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals  at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 20: Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) watches from the sidelines during the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts on November 20, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
    Week 17 Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At Tennessee Titans

    The Titans had every reason to expect this game to be for the division title, but they could not beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road in Week 16 and are playing for pride in Week 17.

  4. PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants drops back to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 4, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 11: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
    Week 17 Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Washington Redskins

    The Redskins took care of business against Chicago, but if they are going to make the playoffs, they have to beat the Giants and get some additional help.

  5. CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18:   Quarterback Matt Barkley #12 of the Chicago Bears calls the play in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on December 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 24:  Sam Bradford #8 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 24, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
    Week 17 Tale Of The Tape: Chicago Bears At Minnesota Vikings

    Both the Bears and the Vikings’ seasons have been disappointments, but ending the year with a win over a division foe would certainly buoy their spirits.

  6. NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 24:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers in the 3rd quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Week 17 Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Atlanta Falcons

    The Saints won’t be heading to the playoffs like the Falcons, but they’ll give the NFC South champs a run for their money in a heated divisional game.

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