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Jan. 22, 2007

Flawesome

Even when he's far from perfect, Tom Brady finds a way to make the Patriots playoff winners

Jan. 09, 2006

Separation Anxiety

Denver's revitalized defense gives Mike Shanahan his best playoff shot since number 7 hung 'em up

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

Sept. 06, 2004

4 ARIZONA CARDINALS

It was the end of another long, hot training camp practice, and a hopeful fan had some words of advice for Dennis Green, the Cardinals' ...

Sept. 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

Sept. 05, 2005

1 Baltimore Ravens

Everybody is terrified of their defense, but can Kyle Boller strike fear into opposing secondaries? He finally has the receiving weapons to do it

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

Feb. 06, 1995

Taking Care of Business

The Two-Week period that preceded Super Bowl Sunday should have been a happy time for the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

Nov. 24, 1997

BIG STUFF MIKE ALSTOTT IS PART BULL, PART BON VIVANT--AND JUST WHAT THE BUCS NEEDED

She's an attractive young brunette, a confident reveler with aJennifer Aniston hairdo, a killer tan and legs that seem as longas the Florida ...

Sept. 30, 1996

REAL DEAL THE CAROLINA PANTHERS SHED THEIR EXPANSION TAG WITH A DOMINATING VICTORY OVER THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Sundays traditionally have not been party nights in theBible-thumping city of Charlotte. But times are changing, asevidenced by the raucous ...

Oct. 07, 1996

MAKING A STATEMENT THE OILERS TALKED TOUGH, BUT THE STEELERS, LED BY JEROME BETTIS, HAD THE LAST WORD

He had spent three hours scattering bodies for one of the hottest running backs in pro football, and now Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Tim Lester ...

Feb. 16, 1995

ON TOP OF THE WORLD Steve Young has finally completed his long climb from nervous child to proven leader

For the fifth time in 13 years, the San Francisco 49ers have climbed to the top of the football world, forging a path that has brought them to the ...

Dec. 02, 2002

Generally Electric Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has given the NFL a jolt, but his most exciting days are still ahead

Frodo Baggins has his ring, and Harry Potter has his wand. Michael Vick, the man who's hell-bent on turning the football world on its ear, works his magic with a ...

Sept. 25, 1995

HOW SWEET IT IS BY ONCE AGAIN BEATING AL DAVIS'S RAIDERS, THE CHIEFS FELT THEY GOT THEIR JUST DESERTS

He let down his guard, just for a moment, and that lapserevealed more about the bitterness of this rivalry than would athousand press conferences or exclusive ...

April 22, 1996

SOLID CHOICE UCLA TACKLE JONATHAN OGDEN, A BIG, BRILLIANT BLOCKER AND A GOOD CITIZEN, HAS ALL THE PRO SCOUTS DROOLING

When you're on a roll, the world is your playground. You canwalk into Lawry's Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, as prized NFLprospect Jonathan ...

Jan. 08, 2001

Best of the Best The Ravens' fiery Ray Lewis is making big news, this time on the field, as a defensive force nonpareil

Bursting into view like a laser, Ray Lewis injects into his surroundings a jolt of unfettered energy. As Lewis, the Baltimore Ravens' star middle ...

Feb. 02, 1998

Seven up

Showing more grit than prowess, John Elway executed a brilliant game plan in the Broncos' stunning Super Bowl win over the Packers.

Feb. 21, 1997

BEAUTY AND THE BEACH GABRIELLE REECE AND HER VOLLEYBALL COLLEAGUES DEBATE WHAT ROLE SEX APPEAL WILL PLAY IN EXPANDING THE POPULARITY OF THEIR SPORT

The morning sunlight caressed her bronzed face, the warm windtossed her blonde hair, and the lesson she was getting openedher green eyes.