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Sept. 06, 2010
Sept. 06, 2010

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Sept. 6, 2010

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NFL PREVIEW
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2010 NFL PREVIEW

This is an article from the Sept. 6, 2010 issue

44 CLOCKWORK FOOTBALL

Tick, tick, tick. A quarterback has less than three seconds to make a play

by Peter King

58 JULIUS PEPPERS

Why the Bears placed a huge bet on the league's most athletic pass rusher

by Damon Hack

64 MARK SANCHEZ

The Jets believe in him, but to be a true star he must develop a QB's sixth sense

by Phil Taylor

70 PETER KING'S PICKS

How each team will finish, and who will win every playoff game, including Super Bowl XLV

74 SCOUTING REPORTS

SI breaks down all 32 teams, with key players, projected starters and analysis of each schedule

Departments

4 Leading Off

14 Letters

18 Scorecard

Sneak peek: Lombardi treads the boards

26 Faces in the Crowd

29 Just My Type

Peyton Manning on picks, sacks, stitches

by Dan Patrick

34 Inside ...

The NBA

The Spurs' latest coup

Baseball

Toronto's hot bat

College Football

A coach on the brink

Fantasy Football

Camp breakouts

160 The Vault

Nebraska rolls, '83

164 Point After

Is 40 the new 65 for NFL alumni?

by Selena Roberts

Jose Bautista's homer binge may be surprising, but it's no fluke.

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ON THE COVER Photographs by Bob Rosato (Chargers, Saints); John Biever (Packers); Rich Kane/Icon SMI (Falcons); Heinz Kluetmeier (Jets)

For the NFL Preview, SI has put out five regional covers

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