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On SI.comThe 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 QuarterbackSure, 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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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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