6 Leading Off
21 Editor's Letter
Pat Summitt faces her toughest opponent
31 Faces in the Crowd
32 Just My Type
Larry Fitzgerald talks football: NFL and fantasy
BY DAN PATRICK
34 Inside ...
Bolt's shocking DQ
What's next for WPS
Will the real QB stand up?
162 Point After
Advice for kids who want to be an NFL QB: Don't
BY PHIL TAYLOR
46 CHAOS BY DESIGN
Today's best defenses throw a baffling array of looks at QBs to gain a winning edge
By Peter King
56 WHAT HAPPENED TO TACKLING?
Rules to protect ballcarriers have multiplied, turning the pure takedown into a dying art
By Tim Layden
70 SCOUTING REPORTS
Analysis of each of the 32 teams, with schedule, lineup and projected finish in the division
72 PLUS: PETER KING'S SUPER BOWL XLVI PICK
"In an odd way Bolt's dismissal and the attendant controversies served to temporarily transform him: Instead of the unbeatable headliner, he had become the wronged man, seeking retribution."
—Tim Layden, on the disqualification of Usain Bolt from the 100-meter final at the world championships
For the NFL preview, SI has six regional covers featuring hybrid defensive players.
ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB ROSATO (FALCONS, PATRIOTS); JOHN BIEVER (STEELERS); DAMIAN STROHMEYER (PACKERS); RICH KANE/ICON SMI (JETS); ALBERT PENA/CSM/LANDOV (COWBOYS)
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JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (CHARGERS)
GOING LONG Philip Rivers (center) and the Chargers have the firepower on offense—and defense—to reach Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
BILL FRAKES (BOLT)