[The following text appears on the cover. This is 1 of 2 covers.]
Royals vs. Giants. Bumgarner vs. Bullpens. Baseball's Past vs. Present.
WORLD SERIES: FUTURE CLASSIC
By Tom Verducci
THE RAPTORS PLAY THE LONG GAME
THE NEXT GRONK
HEAVY LIES THE CROWN
Russell Wilson pulled some of his old, late magic, leading the Seahawks to a last-minute touchdown to defeat the Panthers on Sunday.
STORM CLOUDS EVERYWHERE, BUT THE DEFENDING CHAMPS AREN'T AS BAD AS THEY'VE LOOKED—OR AS GOOD AS PREDICTED
BY GREG BISHOP
ON THE COVER: SIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RUSSELL WILSON)