Mike Daniels featured on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover

Posted by Wes Hodkiewicz on September 6, 2016 – 11:41 am

160906-sicover-400GREEN BAY — The Sports Illustrated spotlight shines this week on Packers DT Mike Daniels, who is one of four rising stars featured on the regional covers of SI’s NFL preview issue.

The story centers on four rising stars who have taken advantage of the changes in the game to become the best at their positions.

Daniels, a former fourth-round pick who was labeled by some as too small to be an every-down NFL lineman, had 66 tackles and four sacks for the Packers last season.

He also finished third on the defense with 12 quarterback hits and second in total pressures (22). For his efforts, Daniels earned an extension in December and debuted at No. 95 in the NFL Network’s ‘Top 100’ list earlier this summer.

Other players featured on regional covers include Los Angeles DT Aaron Donald, Carolina G Trai Turner, and Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins.

The SI cover featuring Daniels will appear in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and of course, Wisconsin.

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on cover of this week’s SI

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 15, 2015 – 2:08 pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is featured on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, with an extensive profile inside the magazine, which hits newsstands Wednesday.

The story discusses Rodgers on and off the field and how he goes about constantly working to improve his game, among other topics. For an overview, click here. A companion piece also lists five things SI senior writer Greg Bishop learned about Rodgers in working on the story. To read that and a few quotes from the story, click here.

Cover courtesy of Sports Illustrated

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Sports Illustrated picks Packers to win Super Bowl

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 29, 2012 – 1:32 pm

The annual Sports Illustrated NFL Preview issue has picked the Packers to defeat the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII.

SI senior writer Peter King made the prediction for the magazine. King correctly predicted two years ago that the Packers and Steelers would meet in the Super Bowl, but he had the Steelers winning.

King has the Packers taking a similar path to the title this year. He has Green Bay finishing 11-5 and earning an NFC wild-card playoff berth and No. 5 seed, with the Bears winning the NFC North title on a tiebreaker. Then he has the Packers defeating the Cowboys and Bears on the road in the first two rounds of the playoffs before hosting the No. 6 seed Saints in the NFC title game, with Green Bay prevailing.

The predictions also include Packers QB Aaron Rodgers winning Offensive Player of the Year, and Broncos QB Peyton Manning winning league MVP.

SI’s NFL Preview issue hits newsstands this week.

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Rodgers on SI playoff preview cover

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 4, 2012 – 11:11 am

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is on one of four regional Sports Illustrated covers for the magazine’s annual NFL playoff preview issue, which hits newsstands this week. All the covers feature quarterbacks, as New Orleans’ Drew Brees, New England’s Tom Brady and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger are on the other regional covers.

In his playoff preview story, SI’s Peter King predicts the Packers to beat the Giants in the NFC divisional round, and then the Saints to beat the Packers in the NFC Championship at Lambeau Field. He picks the Saints to then win Super Bowl XLVI over the Patriots. King calls it a “wide-open” playoff field because he sees as many as nine teams with a realistic chance to win it all.

King also selects Rodgers as the NFL MVP for 2011.

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