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NFL PLAYOFF PREVIEW

TEAM-BY-TEAM BREAKDOWNS SI'S SUPER BOWL BRACKET

AT 325 POUNDS (YEAH, RIGHT), PATRIOTS TACKLE VINCE WILFORK IS A WEAPON OF

MASS OBSTRUCTION

BY TIM LAYDEN

P. 66

WHY NEW ENGLAND WON'T BE STOPPED

BY PETER KING

P. 40

PHOTOON THE COVER Photograph by Al Tielemans