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NFL DIVISIONAL SHOWDOWNS

AFC: BRONCOS-PATRIOTS/TEXANS-RAVENS /// NFC: GIANTS-PACKERS/SAINTS-49ERS P. 42

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

TOO MUCH 'BAMA

THE CRIMSON TIDE DAUNTS LSU

BY AUSTIN MURPHY

P. 34

Defensive MVP Courtney Upshaw (41) and Alabama smother LSU's Michael Ford en route to a 21--0 victory, the first shutout in BCS title game history

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Cover Photograph by RICHARD MACKSON

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MARC PISCOTTY/REUTERS (TEBOW)