On SI.comThe stories from Sports Illustrated's Oct. 15, 2012 issue
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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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Peter King:RGIII must play smarter to keep up with Luck.Don Banks:Cam Newton's sudden slide looking eerily familiarChris Burke:NFL's newest rookie star: Rewatching Week 5's gamesKerry J. Byrne:Inside the Numbers: Niners' win historic in many waysRichard Rothschild:The last remnant of a landmark NFL season
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 humpMichael Rosenberg:Sandusky was sentenced, but Penn State still on trial
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