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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Fear of Success

Expected to build on a strong '09 season, the Bengals have instead watched their '10 playoff hopes slip away

By Jim Trotter

Steelers vs. Saints

By Peter King

Tight Shot

Being Dallas Clark's backup has been the definition of anonymity, but Jacob Tamme is ready for his close-up

By David Sabino

The 'Zou Crew

The difference between this year's Missouri team and ones from the past is that these Tigers can play D

By Andrew Lawrence

STEWART MANDEL'S Extra Points

By Stewart Mandel

Waiting Game

Eligibility questions have grounded three top recruits, but their skills make schools willing to be patient

By Pablo S. Torre

SPECIAL REPORT CONCUSSIONS

CONCUSSIONS

THE HITS THAT ARE CHANGING FOOTBALL

By Peter King

WARHORSE

THE MOST FEROCIOUS HITTER OF HIS ERA, RAY LEWIS MIGHT ALSO BE THE LAST OF HIS KIND

By Tim Layden

WHIPLASH EFFECT

HELMETS OFFER SOME PROTECTION FROM SEVERE BLOWS, BUT KEEPING THE HEAD STILL CAN BE THE KEY TO SAFETY

By David Epstein

The Damage Done

While concussive hits dominate the debate, a groundbreaking new study suggests that minor blows—and there can be hundreds each game— are just as traumatic

By David Epstein

BRAIN TEASERS

CONCUSSION DIAGNOSIS IS AN INEXACT SCIENCE, BUT NEW TESTS AND TECHNOLOGIES MAY CHANGE THAT

By David Epstein

CARRYING ON

A FORMER PLAYER'S PARALYSIS FROM A HEAD-ON HIT CAUSED A COACH TO CONSIDER GIVING UP THE GAME

By L. Jon Wertheim

EARLY WARNING

EVEN AT THE PEEWEE LEVEL, COACHES STRUGGLE TO BALANCE SAFETY CONCERNS WITH TEACHING TOUGHNESS

By Farrell Evans

WORLD SERIES

CAN YOU SAY CLIFF HANGER?

By Tom Verducci

A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER

By Joe Sheehan

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

CATCH CAM IF YOU CAN (YOU CAN'T)

By Lars Anderson

She's the One

By Tim Layden

The Vault

The Vault

SI.COM

Breaking News | Real-time Scores | Daily Analysis

Point After

A Dash of Lemon Zest

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

Staggered by The Impact

How do we feel? We love the game, hate the injuries

By Terry McDonell

Who's Hot Who's Not

Rooney Tunes

The face of English football pulled a LeBron on his fans. Now what?

By Grant Wahl

For the Record

Hard Knocks Life

A new documentary illuminates the fighter's world

By Carlo Rotella

You've Gotta See This

Alerting viewers to game highlights—as they're happening

By Dan Greene

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Rising Son

An Ivy-schooled Warrior goes home

By Pablo S. Torre