On SI.com The stories from Sports Illustrated's Oct. 15, 2012 issue

This week's cover animation features Nets star Deron Williams, who's ready to bring basketball back to Brooklyn. WATCH More: SI's YouTube Channel

Is Philip Rivers too prickly? Too tough to deal with? Jim Trotter looks deeper into the issue of temperament and image to get a better picture of the Chargers quarterback from the people who know him best.

Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback Sure, Brees broke Johnny Unitas' 52-year-old record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, but unfortunately that headline had to be shared with the odd atmosphere in the Superdome. Read more of Peter King's MMQB (Page 2)

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Peter King: RGIII must play smarter to keep up with Luck. Don Banks: Cam Newton's sudden slide looking eerily familiar Chris Burke: NFL's newest rookie star: Rewatching Week 5's games Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Niners' win historic in many ways Richard Rothschild: The last remnant of a landmark NFL season

South Carolina

The Gamecocks are now Alabama's lone SEC threat. South Carolina put on a clinic against No. 5 Georgia, so you can throw out the Chicken Curse. As I wrote following the Gamecocks' 35-7 rout, Steve Spurrier's boys have all the pieces to be national title contenders. "If we play like this," Spurrier said, "we may have a chance for a real big year. Maybe." Read more of Mandel's College Football Overtime

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Cory McCartney: Can any non-quarterbacks crash the Heisman party? Andy Staples: Power Rankings: When schools can't get over elite hump Michael Rosenberg: Sandusky was sentenced, but Penn State still on trial

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