FOR NOV. 11, 2013
As the second half of the NFL season heats up, SI.com's football experts are taking stock of the year's top (and bottom) performers. Are the 9--0 Chiefs (page 46) for real? Which second-year player has emerged as the league's breakout performer: Alfred Morris(top left),Marvin Jones(center) or Jerrell Freeman? Who has done his best to make the All-Disappointment Team? Go to SI.com for our full NFL Midseason Report, including grades for every team, a photo gallery of the best games of the year and the stories to keep an eye on as the countdown to the playoffs begins.
Enjoying [Derek] Jeter sticking it to A-Rod again by handling this contract situation in an understated manner.
Why do Northwestern's "Patriotic" football uniforms have blood splattered all over the Stars and Stripes parts?
When the season began, Nick Foles wasn't even the Eagles' starting QB. Now, after tying an NFL record with seven touchdown passes on Sunday, he has a place among the alltime greats. SI.com has a gallery of the QBs in the seven-TD club, starting with the Bears' Sid Luckman in 1943.
Watch Peter King each Thursday as he looks into the latest buzz from around the NFL in his Window into the Weekend. This week, King discusses how the Broncos are adjusting to life without coach John Fox, plus get up-to-the-minute fantasy football advice at TheMMQB.com presented by Windows.
SI DIGITAL BONUS
Triumph After Tragedy:
The Red Sox' Season in Photos
For a gallery of photos from Boston's 2013 championship run, including this shot of Boston Marathon bombing victims throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park, download SI's tablet edition, available free to subscribers at SI.com/magazine
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ZIGMONT. JOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SI (FOOTBALL FIELD); AL TIELEMANS/SI (MORRIS); CHRIS TROTMAN/GETTY IMAGES (JONES); PAUL SPINELLI/AP (FREEMAN)
DAMIAN STROHMEYER FOR SI (RED SOX)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE/AP (LUCKMAN)
MEL LEVINE (DEITSCH)