Clay Matthews looks his best on the cover of this year's SI NFL Preview regional issue.

Clay Matthews covers Sports Illustrated

It was announced today that Clay Matthews III, the Packers outside linebacker extraordinaire, has been selected as the cover boy for the Sports Illustrated regional NFL Preview issue.

As the national magazine releases its annual preview, Matthews and the Packers prepare to take on the New Orleans Saints next Thursday in the match-up of the past two Super Bowl winners at historic Lambeau Field.

The Thursday, Sept. 8, matchup opens the NFL season and sets up a monumental showdown between Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.

It’s time to get back to football and the SI Preview is sure to get one’s blood pumping – especially when the big news is that Peter King disses the Packers in favor of the Atlanta Falcons, who he sees winning the Super Bowl over the San Diego Chargers, 24-20.

Sorry, Peter.

This year you are wrong.

Nobody’s perfect.

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  • Tarynfor 12

    Four draft picks for Julio in an attempt to deep pass into the SB.They take a step back this season because of Julio.

    The Chargers are the AFC Champs and the west coast favorites which is their undoing every year.Geez,it’s freaking California,nothing but air bubbles and the Packeres will be popping them around mid-season.

    • apackphan

      ahahahahhahahahahaha … what a great response.

      I can’t believe the hype over one player and how he’s going to propel them to the Super Bowl. There isn’t a single play who is capable of that, save a Joe Montana … and even he had his limitations. I agree, Julio will hit a wall by week 8 and the Falcons won’t even win the division … save that for either Tampa Bay or the Saints.

      The Chargers are led by by Philip (I throw like a girl) Rivers … need I say anymore. By far, he’s one of the most overrated players in the league … playing in the weakest division of all football and padding his stats because of it.

      I think Peter King has fallen for the Kool-Aid.

  • greenbayfan

    Hopefully Clay’s hamstring loosens up a little. I know that they kept him out those few preseason games because preseason isn’t a big deal, but Clay is a valuable asset to the team. Those would be some big shoes that would have to be filled if he got hurt.