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
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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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