Madden NFL 13 Cover Tournament Advances to Field of 32

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Posted March 21st, 2012 at 2:30 pm

There was only one big surprise from the round of dual team representatives for the Madden NFL 13 cover. In fact, based on the preview last week, almost every player that was expected to advance did – the only exceptions being LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Lloyd which hardly would be considered upsets. Lloyd, now a Patriot, will face off against the original team rep Rob Gronkowski, who at least at this point remains in the tournament despite serious concerns. Last year’s tournament runner-up Michael Vick is already gone with LeSean McCoy knocking him out earlier than some may have anticipated.

The sole significant upset was Terrell Suggs going down to Ray Rice. Suggs should have been considered a favorite to win the whole tournament. Coming off Defensive Player of the Year honors, and an exposure level that skyrocketed last season, his loss bodes poorly for any defensive players involved. With any process that relies on fan voting it may simply be that no one from that side of the ball will be able to seriously contend and that is unfortunate.

Tim Tebow, the New York Jet or maybe not, gets a tough draw by having to face Arian Foster who should win the match-up between the two. If the Tebow trade ends up falling apart and he goes to the Rams then at least they would have a participant in the tournament!

Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton have captured the #1 seeds while Victor Cruz and Gronkowski nab the #2 seeds. Voting is completed on the ESPN page where the first round will continue until next Monday. The results will then be announced with the second round getting underway immediately thereafter.

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  • Nupicasso

    Please do not vote for Aaron Rodgers!!! I need him healthy! No Madden curse for him. Go Pack!!

    • guest

      please vote for aaron rodgers he is overated anyway

      • Il

        No. don’t. He isn’t overrated 

  • http://exquizitwomen.blogspot.com/ EX

    JANIKOWSKI!!!!!

  • 49ersfan#1

    PATRICK WILLIS!!!!

  • Jarod

    Shady  can tell the Madden Curse to STFU!! He’s going all the way this year….

  • Msc123123

     Full Predictions:
    Round of 32:
    Newton over Blount
    Gates over Freeney
    McCoy over Bush
    Polamalu over Fitz
    Forte over Willis
    Janikowski over MJD
    Revis over Johnson
    Cruz over Orakpo
    Rodgers over Haden
    Lynch over Johnson
    Rice over Green
    Brees over Ryan
    Johnson over Bowe
    Foster over Tebow
    Ware over Allen
    Gronkowski over Lloyd
    Sweet 16:
    Newton over Gates
    McCoy over Polamalu
    Forte over Janikowski
    Cruz over Revis
    Rodgers over Lynch
    Rice over Brees
    Johnson over Foster
    Gronkowski over Ware
    Elite Eight:
    McCoy over Newton
    Cruz over Forte
    Rice over Rodgers
    Johnson over Gronkowski
    Final Four:
    Cruz over McCoy
    Johnson over Rice
    Finals:
    Johnson over Cruz

    • 49ersfan#1

      nice but i think willis deservrd yo be in elite 8

  • Jz

    Please don’t vote for Rodgers. Vote for someone you don’t like. So the curse gets them.

  • jcarrill

    Let’s put a kicker on the cover!!!

    • Bob

      The curse might even take the form of a Charlie Brown kick. Lets do it!

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyDaMan Jonathan Gallo

    Voting for Gronk, hoping the curse strikes New England. 

  • DonnyMooreSucksAtHisJob

    The way they set this bracket up you can tell who is advancing to the Final Four barring a few upsets. Cam Newton is winning his the one below would be Victor Cruz unless everyone rallies for Janilowski. On the other side Rodgers has no competition in his, while below that would be between Megaton and unless Tebowmania is running wild Arian Foster. I would really like a final four of Newton/Cruz and Rodgers/Megaton because we already had a lame cover last year so im all set with a special teamer/backup overrated QB. I hope it comes down to Newton and Megaton and ill be happy with whatever result. (Cruz would also be a good choice.)

  • http://twitter.com/GarmanCm Chris Garman

    Is the submit bracket thing not working for anyone else?

  • Chrisweber5187

    P Willis would look so sick on the cover. He’s easily been a top 3 linebacker since he entered the league

  • Rm7280

    Here’s an idea, you pick it, it’s an EA curse, so you decide. Smatter, to busy improving the game?
    We all know that’s not the case, the job EA had, since the game never changes, was to change the cover, now u “farmed” that out.

  • 49ersfan#1

    WILLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PATRICK WILLIS IS THE MOST DESERVING THAN SOME ROOKIE QB’S AND A ROOKIE WR AND OVERRATED QB’S… OH AND DID I MENTION BREES ALREADY MADE THE COVER……… O.O…. PATRICK WILLIS! JANIKOWSKI WOULD BE COOL THO……… BUT GO PATRICK WILLIS!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Element_Eight Kris

    Sebastian Janikowski! I want to see a Kicker on the cover!

  • Jon

    Calvin Johnson would crush the Madden Curse.

  • Eagleyedesigns

    Oooooh.  How about this, EA?  Why don’t you do a private, in-house tournament of 32 bullshit features that you need to eliminate from Madden 13…Put that on your fuckin’ Facebook page…

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