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Game Plan
What smart fans should do this week
PRO FOOTBALL
D As in Dominant
Longtime defensive strong boys Pittsburgh and Baltimore met to decide the AFC North—and to settle the debate over which unit was the NFL's best this season. The answers are etched in steel
The Dream Scheme
Dick LeBeau's revolutionary philosophy—pressure the passer, but keep zones covered—just gets better with age
Raven Maniacs
Baltimore coordinator Rex Ryan doesn't care about fancy pedigrees. He's looking for wild men who can hammer
BASEBALL
Take Me Out to ... The Winter Meetings In Vegas, Baby, Vegas
Baseball's annual swap meet was a mere sideshow to the circus of showgirls, rodeo, slots and neon kitsch, but it ultimately delivered a $161 million jackpot, a 4 a.m. free-agent signing and a 12-player—12!—trade. (Plus the usual frenzy of rumors, half-truths, outright lies and the stem-winding stories from the old baseball men)
PRO BASKETBALL
Home Cookin'
Energized by being reunited with family and friends, Denver native Chauncey Billups has guided the previously directionless Nuggets to the brink of first place in the West
HOCKEY
Claude Lemieux Comes to Worcester
He's 43. He hasn't taken an NHL shift in five years. But the former playoff force and erstwhile most hated man in hockey believes a few good turns in the AHL can lead to his own miracle on ice
THE YEAR IN MEDIA
Game-day Faves
SI plays matchmaker with the best broadcasters of 2008
Inside
Gaining Ground
With a revamped right side of the line and a pair of explosive backs, Carolina is making a run at the Super Bowl
Rough Gems
Their games need polish, but a few freshmen have elevated their teams by fitting in rather than standing out
Starting Over
Hoping to give their clubs a jolt, the Sixers and the Wizards turned to men with no recent coaching pedigree
Point After
Departments

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)