This is an article from the Jan. 28, 2008 issue
30 And One forAll
Driving toward their common goal with an uncommon selflessness, the Patriotsdefeated the Chargers to stand one victory away from the perfect season
By Tim Layden
In a stone-cold classic, fortune again favored the Giants, who beat Green Bayfor their third straight January road win
By Peter King
• Dr. Z's Forecast: Giant Upset
40 Who's GotNext?
American Idol for 141 D-League prospects
By Ian Thomsen
46 Mr. Perfect
Nicklas Lidstrom's game has no weakness
By Michael Farber
A pair of Aussies have lifted also-rans
By Kelli Anderson
And they're off,hundreds of pigeons, in a race across the desert. It's a tale of beer andhoming in Las Vegas
By Chris Ballard
8 Leading Off
• Remembering Bobby Fischer
• Bud Selig's reign to continue
• The wrath of West Virginia
• First Person: Bode Miller
• Inside the NFL's Super Bowl ads
29 Faces in theCrowd
76 Point After
Once, men slew mastodons. Now I stalk the aisles, looking to bag the latest inHD technology
by S.L. Price
• Mississippi's freshman surprise
• A gray old time Down Under
74 The NBA
• The ascent of a high-flying Hawk
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