CONTENTS

September 11, 1994

22 Play Ball!
With baseball still idle, the NFL got off to a rousing 13-game start

•Patriots-Dolphins
by Rick Telander

•Cowboys-Steelers
by Paul Zimmerman

•Cardinals-Rams
by Peter King

•Browns-Bengals
by Tom Verducci

•Vikings-Packers
by Jill Lieber

•Bucs-Bears
by Sally Jenkins

•Oilers-Colts
by Jack McCallum

48 The Pennant Race
An International League showdown may be as good as it gets this year
by Tim Kurkjian

54 Play Ball! II

•Seahawks-Redskins
by Franz Lidz

•Eagles-Giants
by Hank Hersch

•Chargers-Broncos
by Austin Murphy

•Falcons-Lions
by Bruce Newman

•Chiefs-Saints
by Bruce Newman

•Jets-Bills
by Tim Crothers

68 Making Hay
With yet another strike, Goose Gossage may have seen the end of his career
by Tom Verducci

76 Trojans' Horses
For resurgent USC, there's no substitute for a stellar running game
by Richard Hoffer

DEPARTMENTS

8 Letters
12 Faces in the Crowd
17 Scorecard
83 Inside College Football
86 Point After

Cover Photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

PHOTOGEORGE TIEDEMANNTee Time: The NFL's kickoff weekend saw Dolphin Pete Stoyanovich booting on a muddy, disused infield (page 22).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)