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Sep 18, 2006

Pass or Fail

The NFL's opening week showcased the leaguewide upheaval at quarterback--and no one was under more scrutiny than Carson Palmer

Apr 30, 2007

Full Speed Ahead

On the road to the NFL, Adrian Peterson has encountered more than his share of obstacles, from serious injury to family tragedy. No matter where he ends up playing, he'll be running for his life--and for the loved ones taken from him

May 02, 2005

From Auburn to the NFL

Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown triggered a run on Tigers in the first round of the draft

Sep 06, 2004

1 Seattle Seahawks

The pieces are in place for a title run, but there's a catch: A talented trio of wide receivers can't let the opportunity slip through their fingers

Sep 12, 2005

Lesser Saints

The fate of New Orleans's NFL team took a backseat to scenes of despair

Dec 20, 2004

Passing Marks

The Colts' Peyton Manning is on the verge of breaking a hallowed record by throwing for more touchdowns than one of his idols

Aug 07, 2006

Question Number 1

The Texans shocked the NFL world when they drafted Mario Williams first overall. Now, as training camps open, the heat is on the rookie to prove he's worth it

Dec 04, 2006

In the Moment

In a year that has tested him like no other, Tom Brady showed--with one sublime, supremely unlikely move--why he and the Patriots may yet be a Super Bowl team

Jul 25, 2005

Return of the Water Warrior

Healthy again, Natalie Coughlin is ready to lead the U.S. into the world championships

Nov 08, 2004

Ben There, Done That

Playing more like a seasoned veteran than a raw rookie, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has led the surprising Steelers to the top of the AFC

Nov 07, 2005

Face Off

Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? The NFL's two best quarterbacks. One has the stats, the other the titles. Who's better? And who wins Monday night? It's the ultimate fan debate

Sep 04, 2006

1 Pittsburgh Steelers

The coach's future is uncertain, but the quarterback of the Super Bowl champs will leave no doubt who's boss on the field

Mar 12, 2007

The Top of His Game

If to ask 'what might have been' is the price of genius, Bill Walsh has paid his dues. But as he battles leukemia, the greatest football mind of his era is coming to terms with his considerable legacy.

Sep 06, 2004

4 CHICAGO BEARS

New coach Lovie Smith delivers an aggressive, opportunistic defensive scheme that should make star linebacker Brian Urlacher even better

Sep 05, 2005

3 Arizona Cardinals

There's reason for optimism in the desert, starting with veteran passer Kurt Warner and an explosive set of young wideouts

Jan 16, 2006

Picking Up Speed

The Carolina bandwagon blew a tire after a dismal November loss to Chicago, but two months later the surging Panthers are making it look like 2003 all over again

May 29, 2006

California Dreamin'

Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo wants to bring a team to L.A. Could it be the Raiders? The Vikings? The Saints? The 49ers? Yup