Then there were 8: Gronk, Rodgers, Newton, others advance in Madden NFL 13 cover vote

The second round of voting for the Madden NFL 13 cover vote has been completed and we finally have a few upsets to talk about.

In the left bracket, Patrick Willis (#11) collected 58% of the vote to push past Maurice Jones-Drew (#3). And on the right side, Calvin Johnson (#6) stomped Arian Foster (#3), receiving a whopping 73% of the vote. In another right bracket upset, Ray Rice (#5) squeaked past Drew Brees (#3).

So that leaves both number ones still in the hunt as well as both number twos. Third round voting begins today and runs until April 11 at Here’s how the third round matchups shake out:

Left Bracket
Cam Newton (#1) vs Larry Fitzgerald (#4)
Victor Cruz (#2) vs Patrick Willis (#11)

Right Bracket
Aaron Rodgers (#1) vs Ray Rice (#5)
Rob Gronkowski (#2) vs Calvin Johnson (#6)

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