FOR JAN. 25, 2016
Up in the Air
This weekend's NFC championship game between the Panthers and the Cardinals will be a rematch of last season's wild-card meeting in Charlotte, won by the Panthers 27--16, but it will be the first time two Heisman Trophy--winning quarterbacks have faced off in the NFL playoffs. Will Cam Newton (Heisman 2010) or Carson Palmer (Heisman 2002) make his first Super Bowl? How will the league's two best offenses match up? Go to SI.com/nfl for a preview of the game and complete conference championship coverage.
1 Disappearing Act
For a roundup of last week's most popular stories on SI.com—including a feature on why Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa spent last fall in solitude—go to SI.com/topstories
2 Path to Redemption
After a wrongful conviction, Darrell Williams tries to fulfill his NBA dream
3 Super Bowl Injuries
What it's like for a player to get hurt in the game of their life
4 The NFL in L.A.
The rise, fall and return of the NFL in Los Angeles
5 Chip Kelly, Take Two
What did the former Eagles coach learn from his first NFL job?
The Face of Uncertainty
From the SI Vault | Oct. 7, 1996
The St. Louis Rams aren't yet sure what prized rookie running back Lawrence Phillips will amount to, but four games into his NFL career he is a liability on the field and a potential embarrassment off it
By S.L. Price
To read the full story online, go toSI.com/phillips
The Future of Hydration
The team at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute is working to democratize the individual hydration needs of all athletes through a level of personalization currently only available to professional teams. Go to SI.com/sportsfuel to learn more about democratizing the science of sweat.
THE SPORTS FUEL COMPANY™
PATRICK SMITH/GETTY IMAGES (NEWTON)
CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/GETTY IMAGES (PALMER)
JAY LAPRETE/AP (BOSA)
ALBERT DICKSON/SPORTING NEWS/GETTY IMAGES (PHILLIPS)