Rams RB Steven Jackson loses his helmet as he is gang-tackled by cornerback Chris Culliver (No. 29) and linebacker Patrick Willis during Sunday’s matchup between the NFC West rivals. The teams ended up in a 24-24 tie, the first tie in the NFL in four years. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
KING MMQB: Thoughts and observations from Week 10BURKE: Reviewing the best and worst from Week 10

Rams RB Steven Jackson loses his helmet as he is gang-tackled by cornerback Chris Culliver (No. 29) and linebacker Patrick Willis during Sunday’s matchup between the NFC West rivals. The teams ended up in a 24-24 tie, the first tie in the NFL in four years. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

KING MMQB: Thoughts and observations from Week 10
BURKE: Reviewing the best and worst from Week 10

Pablo Sandoval and the Giants lost the NLCS opening game to the Cardinals on Sunday. According to SI’s Ben Reiter, San Francisco needs to get its starting pitching back on track if they plan to beat St. Louis. The teams face off again on Monday in Game 2 of the series. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
REITER: San Francisco needs giant pitching performance to beat CardsCORCORAN: Previewing Game 2 of the NLCS | Cardinals have advantage

Pablo Sandoval and the Giants lost the NLCS opening game to the Cardinals on Sunday. According to SI’s Ben Reiter, San Francisco needs to get its starting pitching back on track if they plan to beat St. Louis. The teams face off again on Monday in Game 2 of the series. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

REITER: San Francisco needs giant pitching performance to beat Cards
CORCORAN: Previewing Game 2 of the NLCS | Cardinals have advantage

Adam Morrison points his finger to the sky after leading Gonzaga to a 60-57 victory over St. Louis during a Dec. 2005 game. Morrison’s alma mater could be a bubble team come tournament time, says SI’s Seth Davis, but a strong strength of schedule should land them in the field of 68. (David E. Klutho/SI)
DAVIS: Savvy scheduling may push some teams into NCAA TournamentCRYSTAL BALL: Predicting this year’s Final Four, Player of the Year, moreSI VAULT: Morrison emerging as best player in the nation (12.19.05)

Adam Morrison points his finger to the sky after leading Gonzaga to a 60-57 victory over St. Louis during a Dec. 2005 game. Morrison’s alma mater could be a bubble team come tournament time, says SI’s Seth Davis, but a strong strength of schedule should land them in the field of 68. (David E. Klutho/SI)

DAVIS: Savvy scheduling may push some teams into NCAA Tournament
CRYSTAL BALL: Predicting this year’s Final Four, Player of the Year, more
SI VAULT: Morrison emerging as best player in the nation (12.19.05)