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Sports Illustrated Cover This Week Features Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson

Sports Illustrated has featured Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson on one of two covers released for this week's edition of the magazine, as Brad Galli of ABC 7 in Detroit reports. Two covers were released for the issue, which previews the 2012 NFL season in great detail.

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The cover itself can be found in this tweet from Galli:

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Touted as "Mega Arm" and "Megatron" in front of a faded blue background, Stafford and Johnson seem to be quickly establishing themselves as two of the biggest stars in the game. For a fan base that's suffered through an 0-16 season and the unspeakable nonsense known as the Matt Millen era, it's about time.

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