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September 12, 1994 Table Of Contents

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NFL '94

Play Ball!

In the midst of the baseball strike, the NFL opened its season with a 13-game Sunday slate that included a remarkable quarterback duel between Miami's Dan Marino and New England's Drew Bledsoe

By Rick Telander

Still Flying

The coach may be new, but the storyline remains the same—a big victory for Big D

By Paul Zimmerman

Buddyball Bust

In Buddy Ryan's first game as the coach of Arizona, his attack came up flat in a 14-12 loss to a poor Los Angeles team

By Peter King

Long Gone Guy

Eric Metcalf scored on a 92-yard punt return to seal Cleveland's win over Cincinnati

By Tom Verducci


Packer QB Brett Favre blasted his top receiver, Sterling Sharpe, then used him to help beat the Vikings

By Jill Lieber


Chicago's offense, dismal a year ago, unexpectedly outshone the team's D in a win over Tampa Bay

By Sally Jenkins

Faulk Hero

Rookie Marshall Faulk powered Indianapolis to an easy win over Houston

By Jack McCallum

Now Back to Our National Pastime

Seattle mauled Washington to launch what could be a long season for new coach Norv Turner

By Franz Lidz

High Note

Although he passed on singing, Giant Dave Brown was a showstopper in his first start

By Hank Hersch

The Bronco Busters

San Diego outlasted Denver, which was undone by a porous defense and some uncharacteristic lapses by Elway

By Austin Murphy

The Cats' Meow

With a timely tackle and two key kicks, Jason Hanson was the star of Detroit's win over Atlanta

By Bruce Newman

Joe's Dome

Joe Montana ran his Superdome record to 10-0 with Kansas City's win in New Orleans

By Bruce Newman

Easy Does It

Inspired by the relaxed approach of their new coach, the New York Jets beat the Buffalo Bills

By Tim Crothers


Pennant Race...

We Interrupt The '94 NFL Season to Bring You the '94 Pennant Race and the International League showdown between the Richmond Braves and the Charlotte Knights may be as good as it gets this year

By Tim Kurkjian

Goose Gossage

Making Hay

Idled by yet another strike, 43-year-old Goose Gossage may have seen the sun set on his baseball career

By Tom Verducci

College Football

The Trojans' Horses

For John Robinson and a resurgent Southern Cal, there's no substitute for a superstar tailback and a stellar running game

By Richard Hoffer


College Football

By John Walters

Point After

The Big Strikeout

The baseball season is ruined, and with football upon us, who cares?

By Steve Rushin



By Mark Mulvoy




Edited by Jack McCallum