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January 23, 2006

[The following text appears on the cover. There are four regional covers for this issue.]

Championship Matchups Beware the Underdog
NFC
AFC

Paul Tagliabue is not boring
The Big Man
by Karl Taro Greenfeld
P. 58

The Kwan Question
by E.M. Smith
P. 52

(All Covers)
Stepping Up Under Pressure

(Steve Smith Cover)
Sensational Steve Smith Leads the Panthers into Seattle
Smith and Carolina used big plays to beat the Bears 29-21

(Jake Plummer Cover)
Jake Plummer Leads the Confident Broncos Against Pittsburgh
Pummer and Denver knocked off the defending champion Patriots 27-13

(Ben Roethlisberger Cover)
Ben Roethlisberger Leads the Surprising Steelers into Denver
Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh upset the Colts in a thriller 21-18

(Matt Hasselbeck Cover)
Matt Hasselbeck Leads the Powerful Seahawks Against Carolina
Hasselbeck and Seattle roughed up the Redskins 20-10

 

FOUR PHOTOSROBERT BECK (SEAHAWKS); JOHN BIEVER (PANTHERS); PETER READ MILLER (BRONCOS); BOB ROSATO (STEELERS)BACKGROUND ALTERED BY SI IMAGING (PANTHERS) FOUR PHOTOSDAVID N. BERKWITZ (HELMETS)

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)