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January 25, 2016

FOR JAN. 25, 2016

Up in the Air

This weekend's NFC championship game between the Panthers and the Cardinals will be a rematch of last season's wild-card meeting in Charlotte, won by the Panthers 27--16, but it will be the first time two Heisman Trophy--winning quarterbacks have faced off in the NFL playoffs. Will Cam Newton (Heisman 2010) or Carson Palmer (Heisman 2002) make his first Super Bowl? How will the league's two best offenses match up? Go to SI.com/nfl for a preview of the game and complete conference championship coverage.

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TOP STORIES

1 Disappearing Act

For a roundup of last week's most popular stories on SI.com—including a feature on why Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa spent last fall in solitude—go to SI.com/topstories

2 Path to Redemption

After a wrongful conviction, Darrell Williams tries to fulfill his NBA dream

3 Super Bowl Injuries

What it's like for a player to get hurt in the game of their life

4 The NFL in L.A.

The rise, fall and return of the NFL in Los Angeles

5 Chip Kelly, Take Two

What did the former Eagles coach learn from his first NFL job?

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The Face of Uncertainty

From the SI Vault | Oct. 7, 1996

The St. Louis Rams aren't yet sure what prized rookie running back Lawrence Phillips will amount to, but four games into his NFL career he is a liability on the field and a potential embarrassment off it

By S.L. Price

To read the full story online, go to SI.com/phillips

The Future of Hydration

The team at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute is working to democratize the individual hydration needs of all athletes through a level of personalization currently only available to professional teams. Go to SI.com/sportsfuel to learn more about democratizing the science of sweat.

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PHOTOPATRICK SMITH/GETTY IMAGES (NEWTON) PHOTOCHRISTIAN PETERSEN/GETTY IMAGES (PALMER) PHOTOJAY LAPRETE/AP (BOSA) PHOTOGATORADE (BOTTLE) PHOTOALBERT DICKSON/SPORTING NEWS/GETTY IMAGES (PHILLIPS)

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Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)