The Madden Curse targets some players (for example, Peyton Hillis in 2011), while leaving others alone. But this year, cover athlete Calvin Johnson laughed in the face of the Madden Curse after setting the single-season receiving record… and there’s still one game to go!
Johnson, who is a Wide Reciever for the Detroit Lions, pulled in 225 receiving yards yesterday against the Atlanta Falcons. This brought his season total up to 1,892 yards, surpassing Jerry Rice’s previous record of 1,848 in 1995. Interestingly enough, Rice appeared on the cover of Madden rival All-Pro Football 2K8 in 2007.
Congratulations Calvin, but with one game left to play, Madden NFL 13 could still claim a victim for the Curse. So be careful!