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Inside: The Week In Sports

Tony Romo makes America's Team his team • Rebuilt running back Frank Gore is carrying the Niners—surprise!—into playoff contention

College Football
Tailback Darren McFadden and creative play-calling are fueling Arkansas's late BCS run • Weis versus Carroll: the sequel

On his return to Detroit, Dominik Hasek is less domineering, just as dominant • G.M.'s are coveting Edmonton's scoring duo

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Photograph by John Biever

BEAUTY AND THE BEARDS New England's 35--0 shutout of the Packers in Green Bay looked awful pretty to Patriots offensive linemen (from left) Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen and Steve Neal, a facial hair fraternity formed because, says Light, "we kind of looked at ourselves and agreed that we're not good-looking."