TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 11:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers in the 3rd quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 11: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins drops back to pass in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins

    The Panthers playoff hopes are slim, but the Redskins are right in the thick of things in the Wild Card chase.

  2. ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to throw against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at New Era Field on December 11, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 11:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals passes during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 23-10. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

    The Steelers look to stay ahead of the Ravens in the race for the AFC North crown when they face their bitter rivals: the Cincinnati Bengals.

  3. KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 8: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium during the first quarter of the game on December 8, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 11:  Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers makes a call at the line against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during the game at Bank of America Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers

    The Raiders look to rebound from their tough loss to the Chiefs as they hit the road to take on the Chargers.

  4. FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 12:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gestures during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on December 12, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 11:  Trevor Siemian #13 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Titans defeated the Broncos 13-10.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

    The Patriots and Broncos clash in a big game for the AFC playoff picture.

  5. SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 11:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks a tackle by Marcus Gilchrist #21 of the New York Jets during their NFL game at Levi\'s Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons makes a pass during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons

    The Falcons welcome the hapless 49ers into the Georgia Dome needing a win to keep pace in the NFC South.

  6. TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 11:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints makes his way out to the field during the second quarter of an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 11, 2016 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals points to the defense before a play in the 2nd quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
    Week 15 Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals

    Two teams that are likely disappointed with their results so far meet in the desert.

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