Peter King

Peter King

Peter King, an SI writer since 1989 and senior writer since 1990, has covered pro football at the magazine for a quarter-century. He is now the editor-in-chief of The MMQB, the magazine's microsite on all things football. King lives in Manhattan with wife Ann.

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May 03, 2004

Code of Honor

Pat Tillman gave up NFL riches to fight, and die, in Afghanistan.

May 06, 2013

The Panic Room

For some, that was Radio City Music Hall on Day 1 of the draft. (Hey there, Geno Smith!) For others, it was a tense conference chamber 900 miles away, where the future of one NFC West climber hinged on a series of ballsy gambles—and whether an antique gold coin would bring a little bit of luck

Feb. 07, 2005

Meeting of the Minds

The NFL title game boils down to a battle between the innovative coaching staffs of New England's Bill Belichick and Philadelphia's Andy Reid. What strategy will they cook up, and which team's countermoves will win out?

April 02, 2012

Peyton Manning's Long Game

The behind-the-scenes story of how the most prized free agent in NFL history hit the recruiting trail—and how he ended up a Denver Bronco

Dec. 12, 2011

One Team, 25 Years On

In a first-ever comprehensive survey of football's long-term effects on an entire NFL roster, SI polled the former members of the 1986 Bengals, whose physical and psychological conditions a quarter century later range from near complete normalcy to near total disability. But no matter their current hardships, the vast majority say they have no regrets

Jan. 22, 1996

Looking Super

Dallas Took the Conference Title With a Smashing Win Over Green Bay

Oct. 13, 1997

Bottomed Out?

As the Cowboys’ offense sputters, questions run rampant. The foremost: Are Emmitt Smith’s best days behind him?

June 01, 2009

"I've done everything I could to push myself, sometimes too hard. Right now, I'm doing everything. THERE'S NOTHING I CAN'T DO."

Exuding confidence in his surgically rebuilt left knee, the Patriots' Tom Brady is so anxious to play again that he looks forward to the grind of two-a-days

Nov. 26, 1990

Busman's Holiday

Coast-to-coast commuter John Madden likes what he sees as he rolls across America in his suite on wheels

May 31, 1993

Young and the Restless

Steve Young is thriving in San Francisco, but will he ever measure up to Joe Montana in the eyes of 49er fans?

April 13, 1998

The Chairmen

Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf are the class of the NFL draft, but experts say one of them stands head and shoulder pads above the other

Jan. 26, 2004

Coming Through

Two years removed from a 1-15 season, Carolina followed coach John Fox's blueprint to perfection and earned its first Super Bowl berth with an upset of Philadelphia

Oct. 30, 1995


On Oct. 16, Brett Favre of the Packers began preparing for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Almost from the moment that Favre lifted himself, slowly and painfully, from his bed, SI's Peter King was at his side—at home, on the practice field, in team meetings. King's chronicle of Favre's week takes readers into the head and heart of one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks

Sept. 04, 2006


A team jumping from worst to first isn't so rare anymore, which means everyone's preseason playoff hopes aren't crazy at all. It really is anybody's ball game

Nov. 01, 2010


AT THE Veterans Administration hospital in Bedford, Mass., last Friday, one of the world's foremost experts on repetitive brain trauma—and a ...

Feb. 06, 2012


Three bold decisions by Robert Kraft transformed the Patriots from league laughingstock into the NFL's model franchise.

Sept. 18, 2006


Daunte Culpepper's knee is fine and he's in an offense he knows well, so don't fret too much about his weak Week 1

April 05, 2010

Thrown Upward

After revamping his mechanics, Tim Tebow is suddenly a hot draft prospect