All Josh Elliott Stories
3 Jacksonville Jaguars
Comfortable as a drop-back passer and slimmed down, Byron Leftwich looks to pick up where he left off last year for this dark-horse contender
After last year's playoff debacle, Marc Bulger rewarded the Rams' trust in him with his first postseason win
Their counterparts in other sports fuss and fight, but the NFL commissioner and union chief often act like teammates. Can this be good for the game?
2 Indianapolis Colts
There's a youth movement afoot in the secondary as Tony Dungy tinkers with a unit that learned a lesson from the Patriots last year
Giants Running Back
Raiders Defensive End
One for the Boys
After years of playing second fiddle to his countrywomen, K.J. Choi found the spotlight at the Masters
San Diego wrote him off after a 1--7 start last year, but Drew Brees never quit on himself--and now he has the surprising Chargers atop the AFC West
1 Tennessee Titans
A pair of franchise cornerstones are gone, but nobody's pushing the panic button--not with league co-MVP Steve McNair running the show
Annika Sorenstam nearly lapped the field at the Nabisco, fueling talk of a Grand Slam. Is she the best ever?
Semi Tough In rugged Montana, semipro football tests the mettle of a dedicated band of players
DAUNTE CULPEPPER isn't the only NFL quarterback on the brink of a career season. Here are three other passers who, although at very different stages in their development, are having notable starts in 2004.
3 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
After three seasons of underachieving, the players say they've buckled down and eliminated the distractions that kept them out of the playoffs
Celebrating the Fourth
With its blitzing defense disrupting the Minnesota passing game, Philadelphia made it four NFC title games in four years
Kelly Slater Grows Up ... Again He matured from teen hotshot into the best pro surfer ever, then got sick of the grind. Now, changed by tragedy, the Legend is back, chasing a young archrival
Johnson's a Prize Catch
DID I REALLY SAY WHAT I JUST SAID?
Tough-talking MATT HASSELBECK may be best known for a bold prediction gone awry, but he has also emerged as one of the game's top quarterbacks
Every Team Needs a Bruschi
Make that Tedy Bruschi, and New England has the only one. The big-play linebacker and unsung leader of the defense gives the Pats a shot at their third title in four years