Lineup

September 04, 2011

DEPARTMENTS

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

21 Editor's Letter

23 Scorecard

Pat Summitt faces her toughest opponent

31 Faces in the Crowd

32 Just My Type

Larry Fitzgerald talks football: NFL and fantasy

BY DAN PATRICK

34 Inside ...

Olympic Sports

Bolt's shocking DQ

Soccer

What's next for WPS

College Football

Will the real QB stand up?

MLB

Raising Arizona

162 Point After

Advice for kids who want to be an NFL QB: Don't

BY PHIL TAYLOR

46 CHAOS BY DESIGN

Today's best defenses throw a baffling array of looks at QBs to gain a winning edge

By Peter King

56 WHAT HAPPENED TO TACKLING?

Rules to protect ballcarriers have multiplied, turning the pure takedown into a dying art

By Tim Layden

70 SCOUTING REPORTS

Analysis of each of the 32 teams, with schedule, lineup and projected finish in the division

72 PLUS: PETER KING'S SUPER BOWL XLVI PICK

"In an odd way Bolt's dismissal and the attendant controversies served to temporarily transform him: Instead of the unbeatable headliner, he had become the wronged man, seeking retribution."

—Tim Layden, on the disqualification of Usain Bolt from the 100-meter final at the world championships

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NFL PREVIEW

For the NFL preview, SI has six regional covers featuring hybrid defensive players.

ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB ROSATO (FALCONS, PATRIOTS); JOHN BIEVER (STEELERS); DAMIAN STROHMEYER (PACKERS); RICH KANE/ICON SMI (JETS); ALBERT PENA/CSM/LANDOV (COWBOYS)

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PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (CHARGERS)GOING LONG Philip Rivers (center) and the Chargers have the firepower on offense—and defense—to reach Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. PHOTOBILL FRAKES (BOLT) NINE PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)