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COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

THE PREDICTION

DUCKS 45

BUCKS 41

WHY OREGON WILL OWN THE FIRST PLAYOFF

BY ANDY STAPLES

P. 28

THE NFL PLAYOFFS

GRONK

THE PATS' PARTY BOY THROTTLES BACK (SORT OF)

BY PETE THAMEL

P. 36

Plus

JOHN ELWAY

THE BRONCOS' GM NEEDS ANOTHER SUPER BOWL NOW

BY S.L. PRICE

P. 44

SCOUTING REPORTS FOR ALL 8 TEAMS

P. 15

PHOTO

SI HAS REGIONAL COVER THIS WEEK: JARED WICKERHAM/GETTY IMAGES (GRONKOWSKI)