Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill vs. Patriots CB Aqib Talib
Tannehill (20 TDs, 14 INTs) has been blossoming during the last six games, leading the Dolphins to a 4-2 record with back-to-back December road wins. He'll have to avoid Talib (4 INTs, 13 passes defended), who is a top-notch playmaker. Talib might shadow WR Mike Wallace or he might also defend WR Brian Hartline. Either way, he's a threat. But Tannehill is showing he's ready to take the next step.