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January 24, 2011

THE ROAD TO SUPER BOWL XLV

32 NFC PLAYOFFS

Never has Green Bay versus Chicago meant as much as it will on Sunday

By Tim Layden

Unheralded players have the Bears' D dominating

40 AFC PLAYOFFS

The Jets talked first, then muzzled the Patriots. Next stop: Pittsburgh

By Damon Hack

The Steelers' Super Bowl formula remains true as ever

For this week's issue, SI has published a Bears and a Jets cover.

48 | PRO BASKETBALL

CARMELO ANTHONY

The Nuggets forward wants to dictate where he plays, but he'd like to do it without tarnishing his image (unlike one of his superstar buddies)

By Ian Thomsen

52 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

KENNETH FARIED

The rebounding machine from obscure Morehead State owns the glass like no player in the country. And that's only the start of his unlikely narrative

By Luke Winn

SPECIAL REPORT

THE CASE AGAINST LANCE ARMSTRONG

SI examines old and new allegations that the seven-time Tour de France winner used performance-enhancing drugs

By Selena Roberts and David Epstein page 56

Departments

6 Leading Off

14 Letters

16 Scorecard

Getting inside The Onion SportsDome

22 Just My Type

Vince Vaughn talks football—real and fake

By Dan Patrick

24 Faces in the Crowd

26 Inside ...

The NBA

A second-round gem

College Basketball

Creighton's family ties

The NHL

A Penguin's progress

68 Point After

A death in the scouting family

By Joe Posnanski

ON THE COVER Photographs by John Biever (Bears) and David Bergman (Jets)

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