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Sports Illustrated

Sept. 03, 2012
Sept. 03, 2012

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Sept. 3, 2012

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
NFL 2012
THE MAIL
Scouting Reports
Scouting Reports AFC EAST
Scouting Reports AFC NORTH
Scouting Reports AFC SOUTH
Scouting Reports AFC WEST
Scouting Reports NFC EAST
Scouting Reports NFC NORTH
Scouting Reports NFC SOUTH
Scouting Reports NFC WEST
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Do you think Peyton Manning is ready to lead the Broncos deep into the playoffs after sitting out last season? While all eyes in the Mile High City will be on Manning, senior writer Don Banks believes DE Mario Williams will have just as much impact in Buffalo, where he'll help the Bills end their 12-year playoff drought. Go to SI.com for more of Banks's "20 Bold Predictions" and for our blowout NFL Preview coverage, including ...

Chris Burke's Audibles Blog: Rashad Jennings's success at running back for the Jaguars in the preseason is kicking a leg out from under rushing champion Maurice Jones-Drew, who is losing bargaining power as he holds out for a new contract.

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SI COMMENTARY

PETER KING ON ...

The Jets

I think they look worse than they did last winter, when they lost their last three games by an average of 14 points. Mark Sanchez is having accuracy issues again, and his receivers aren't helping. (I mean you, Stephen Hill.) Now tight end Dustin Keller has an ouchy right hamstring. And I do not see how they keep right tackle Wayne Hunter. His nonblock allowed Tim Tebow to get sacked in the fourth quarter against Carolina. Hunter's not an NFL-caliber player.... Read more of King's Things I Think I Think at SI.com

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