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FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL ... MORE FOOTBALL

PETER KING'S SUPER BOWL PREDICTION

WHY I'M PICKING THE PACKERS

P. 40

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The AFC's Best Hope

P. 56

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The 8 Greatest Playoff Games

P. 24

RULE TIDE

ALABAMA

DYNASTY REBORN

NICK SABAN

HEIR TO THE BEAR

BY TIM LAYDEN

P. 30

STOMPING GROUND

Eddie Lacy trampled the Irish for 140 of Bama's 265 rushing yards to power the Tide to its third BCS title in four years.

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Photograph by AL TIELEMANS