8 Players Advance in Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote Competition

Madden/NFL fans have come out in force to support their favorite Madden NFL 13 cover athlete candidates, casting 16 million votes to date. This year’s vote tally has already eclipsed last year’s 13 million votes, with three rounds still to go. Voting continues at ESPN.com/MaddenVote through April 25 when the next Madden NFL 13 cover athlete will be announced on ESPN’s SportsNation at 5 p.m. ET.

I’m just glad all my  San Diego Charger players are now out, i don’t want any part of that Madden Curse

 

ROUND 3 BREAKDOWN OF MADDEN NFL 13 COVER VOTE CAMPAIGN

 

  • Cam Newton vs. Larry Fitzgerald
  • Patrick Willis vs. Victor Cruz
  • Aaron Rodgers vs. Ray Rice
  • Calvin Johnson vs. Rob Gronkowski
 

 

Second round voting highlights include:

 

  • Upset of the Week
  • No. 6 seed Calvin Johnson (WR, Detroit Lions) over No. 3 seed Arian Foster (RB, Houston Texans)

 

  • Largest Voting Differential
  • No. 1 seed Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers) over No. 8 seed Antonio Gates (WR, San Diego Chargers)
  • No. 2 seed Rob Gronkowski (TE, New England Patriots) over No. 7 seed Jared Allen (DE, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Closest Matchups
  • No. 5 seed Ray Rice (RB, Baltimore Ravens) over No. 4 seed Drew Brees (QB, New Orleans Saints)
  • No. 4 seed Larry Fitzgerald over No. 5 seed LeSean McCoy

 

Round 3 voting is now open and fans can make their selections exclusively at www.ESPN.com/MaddenVote to determine which of the eight NFL players advance to the next round of the Madden NFL 13 cover athlete voting campaign. Every Wednesday throughout the campaign, fans can tune in to SportsNation at 5 p.m. ET for analysis and commentary on the competition.