This is an article from the Sept. 3, 2007 issue
62 The King500
How do you assignvalue to players and rank them from 1 to 500? Not without losing sleep By PETERKING
• THE KING 500GATEFOLD
The Colt'sebullient leader and master tactician is the NFL's premier passer--and bestplayer By PETER KING
78 Bart Scott
A loud,controversial Ravens inside linebacker--you know who we mean, right? Wrong ByTIM LAYDEN
The Bears' returnman seemed to score at will in '06, so now they'll give him the damn ball ByANDREW LAWRENCE
• BEST vs. BESTGATEFOLD
From Week 1(Carson Palmer vs. Ed Reed) through Week 17 (Reggie Bush vs. Brian Urlacher) ByADAM DUERSON AND DAVID EPSTEIN
The skinny on all32 NFL teams, plus Dr. Z's season, playoffs and Super Bowl XLII predictions
• Don't write offMichael Vick
• Ryan Braun'ssmashing debut
• Geezer playscollege football
• Derek Jeter ononly grand slam
• Kevin Millar onbitting knucklers
44 Faces in theCrowd
188 Life ofReilly
A schoolgirlsoccer goalie's tragic death gave a stranger new lungs--and a new life by RickReilly
• Tyson Gay isnew 100-meter king
• FedEx Cupopener is... not bad
• Kurt Buschcharges toward Cup
• Dave Duncan'sslugging sons
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