(WXYZ) - The Detroit Lions will be hitting your mailbox sometime this week.
The team is featured on the cover of the regional cover of Sports Illustrated. It features a picture of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson looking ready to play.
This week's issue is the annual Sports Illustrated NFL preview issue.
Senior Sports Illustrated writer Peter King is predicting that the Lions will go 9-7, finishing third in the NFC North and missing the playoffs.
The magazine also features a team preview, including a breakdown of the projected lineup, the 2012 schedule and a spotlight on cornerback Bill Bentley.
It will be on newsstands later this week.
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