The Cardinals will face the Panthers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday at 6:40 p.m. ET.
The Cardinals earned a chance to play for their second NFC title by overcoming the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers and a Hail Mary pass in the divisional playoff game last Saturday. In the cover story, SI’s Austin Murphy chronicles player reactions to Fitzgerald’s 75-yard catch and run on the first possession of overtime that culminated in a touchdown and brought the Cardinals one step closer to appearing in Super Bowl 50.
Also in this issue is Greg Bedard’s preview of the 17th matchup between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in the AFC Championship Game, as well as profiles on New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis and LSU’s Ben Simmons.
The Fitzgerald cover will be delivered to the following locations: Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Hawaii, Alaska.
The following locations will receive the national Brady-Manning cover: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri.