Tuesday September 6th, 2016

Rising stars on the Packers, Rams, Panthers and Texans are featured on this week's four regional covers of Sports Illustrated in part two of the magazine's NFL preview issue.

With the NFL regular season scheduled to begin on Thursday when the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in a Super Bowl 50 rematch, SI's Greg Bedard writes how Panthers guard Trai Turner's passion for improvement could turn him into a future Hall of Famer.

Bedard also discusses how, like Turner, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Packers defensive end Mike Daniels are taking advantage of changes in the game to become the best at their positions. 

Also in this issue is a feature by Greg Bishop on the Rams' potential for success in their first season in Los Angeles since 1979, and a behind-the-scenes look by Pete Thamel at how Houston prepared to upset Oklahoma in the opening week of college football.

The regional covers will be delivered to the following locations:

Packers: 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, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska.

Panthers: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina.

Texans: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana.

Rams: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California, Alaska, Hawaii.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.