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TO OUR READERS

By David Bauer

NFL Insider

PETER KING'S NFL INSIDER

By Peter King

IT'S A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

By Lars Anderson

Q&A

JEFF GEORGE CAN THE NFL'S BAD BOY FIND HAPPINESS--AND VICTORIES--AS AN OAKLAND RAIDER?

By Jeff George; Michael Silver

10 FEARLESS PREDICTIONS

By Michael Silver

Building A Winner

PATHS TO POWER SUDDEN SUCCESS BY EXPANSION TEAMS HAS CREATED A NEW URGENCY TO FIND WAYS TO CONSTRUCT A CONTENDER

By Peter King

WHO'S DOING IT RIGHT? A TEAM-BY-TEAM ANALYSIS

GAME TIME FREE-SPIRITED SIMEON RICE IS BEING ASKED TO ANCHOR THE CARDINALS' D. HE AND HIS ALTER EGO ARE READY

By Kelly Whiteside

CORNERSTONES OF THE FUTURE THE NFL IS LOOKING TO A NEW GENERATION OF MARQUEE PLAYERS TO LEAD THE GAME INTO THE NEXT CENTURY

By Peter King

TAMPA'S TREASURE THE REBUILDING BUCCANEERS UNEARTHED A GEM IN MIKE ALSTOTT, A MODEL FULLBACK WHO DOES IT ALL

By David Fleming

A DECADE OF DRAFTING OUR STUDY OF THE NFL DRAFT REVEALS ITS UPS AND DOWNS, AND CHOICES BOTH BRILLIANT AND BOTCHED

By David Sabino

AGE-OLD QUESTION CAN DICK VERMEIL AND A BUNCH OF SENIOR CITIZENS WHIP THE YOUNG, UNDERACHIEVING RAMS INTO A REAL TEAM?

By Alan Shipnuck

The Moves Chart

WHO WENT WHERE THE DEFINITIVE COMPENDIUM OF MAJOR OFF-SEASON PLAYER MOVEMENT

THE MASTER LIST HOW THEY RANK

NFC East

TY AND KOY DETMER

By Lars Anderson

1 DALLAS COWBOYS

By Paul Zimmerman

2 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

By Paul Zimmerman

3 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

By Paul Zimmerman

4 ARIZONA CARDINALS

By Paul Zimmerman

5 NEW YORK GIANTS

By Paul Zimmerman

NFC Central

GILBERT BROWN

By Mark Bechtel

1 GREEN BAY PACKERS

By Mark Bechtel

2 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

By Mark Bechtel

3 MINNESOTA VIKINGS

By Mark Bechtel

4 DETROIT LIONS

By MARK BETCHEL

5 CHICAGO BEARS

By Mark Bechtel

Departments

Afc East

DARYL GARDENER

By Kelly Whiteside

1 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

By Lars Anderson

2 MIAMI DOLPHINS

By Lars Anderson

3 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

By Lars Anderson

4 NEW YORK JETS

By Lars Anderson

5 BUFFALO BILLS

By Lars Anderson

Afc Central

ORLANDO BROWN

By David Fleming

1 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

By David Fleming

2 CINCINNATI BENGALS

By David Fleming

3 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

By David Fleming

4 TENNESSEE OILERS

By David Fleming

5 BALTIMORE RAVENS

By David Fleming

Afc West

TONY MARTIN

By Dana Gelin

1 DENVER BRONCOS

By Dana Gelin

2 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

By Dana Gelin

3 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

By Dana Gelin

4 OAKLAND RAIDERS

By Dana Gelin

5 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

By Dana Gelin

Player Value Rankings

PVR PLAYER VALUE RANKINGS BY POSITION

1996 Statistical Leaders

1996 STATISTICAL LEADERS

1996 Cool Stats

1996 COOL STATS

WINNING FORMULA RESEARCH REVEALS THE TACTICS--AND THE TEAM--THAT WILL END THE AFC'S SUPER BOWL SLUMP

By Mark Bechtel