Lineup

December 22, 2014

Features

PRO FOOTBALL

26 The 49ers

The question for a suddenly flailing franchise: What's wrong with the QB?

By Austin Murphy

30 T.Y. Hilton

The emerging wideout is key to Indianapolis's third straight playoff trip

By Joan Niesen

BASEBALL

36 Jon Lester

The southpaw passed on surefire contenders to try to bring a title to the Cubs

By Tom Verducci

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

42 Kennedy Meeks

UNC's sophomore forward shed 47 pounds to become a two-way force

By Phil Taylor

2014 YEAR IN Sports Media

47 YEAR IN REVIEW

With Foxcatcher, Unbroken and gripping docs, is this the Golden Age of sports movies?

56 BUNDLE OF QUESTIONS

As more viewers cut the cord to cable providers, what will happen to sports?

By L. Jon Wertheim

60 AL HAYMON

He's boxing's mystery man, and he has a plan that may transform his troubled sport

By Greg Bishop

Departments

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

11 Inbox

14 Scorecard

20 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: LaMarcus Aldridge makes it rain

23 Faces in the Crowd

68 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Losing to win means everybody loses

SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK: JED JACOBSOHN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (COLIN KAEPERNICK); TODD ROSENBERG FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (LESTER)

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY ZACH BOLINGER/ICON SPORTSWIRET.Y. TIME Hilton leads the surging Colts in receiving yards (1,345) as well as acrobatic catches.

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)