BIRDLAND 22
Feathers are flying in the AL East, where the soaring Toronto Blue Jays have plucked the Baltimore Orioles from the catbird seat
by Franz Lidz

NFL PREVIEW '89

TIME TO LIGHT A FIRE 28
Will the NFL still be a hot commodity in the next decade?
by Paul Zimmerman

SUPERB A CK! 38
Randall Cunningham makes great news—even in Philadelphia
by Ralph Wiley

SOARING INTO THE '90s 48
Eight future NFL stars are getting ready to strut their stuff

1995 ALL-PRO TEAM 62
Whatever else changes, speed and power will remain the same
by Paul Zimmerman

A BETTER MOUSETRAP 66
The Detroit Lions have hired run-and-shoot guru Mouse Davis
by Rick Telander

GOOD NEIGHBOR SAM 92
Bengal head coach Sam Wyche hasn't forgotten the little guy
by Kenny Moore

SCOUTING REPORTS 104
The Bills and the Bears will meet in New Orleans on Jan. 28
by Paul Zimmerman

INSIDE THE NFL 124
A new divisiveness among the owners may leave lasting scars
by Peter King

BRONK AND GAZELLE 128
How would Bronko Nagurski and Don Hutson fare today?
by Paul Zimmerman

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 8
Scorecard 17
Inside Baseball 146
Television 159
For The Record 160
Point After 162

Cover Photograph by Louis Psihoyos/Matrix

PHOTOJOHN BIEVERRISE AND SHINE: As the NFL returns to action, wide receiver Ernest Givins and the Houston Oilers have sky-high hopes of taking a shot at the AFC Central Division championship (page 116).

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