Madden 12's Cover Vote Bracket has advanced to the second round following the first go around of voting. Only a few favorites lost: Larry Fitzgerald (to Sam Bradford who's running into the Aaron Rodgers buzzsaw) and Ray Rice to Peyton Hillis (in what was a pretty even match to begin with). Possible Dark Horse Tim Tebow also lost in the first round to Jamaal Charles of all people. Aaron Rodgers still has to be the prohibitive favorite in this bracket due to the Super Bowl win but watch out for former Madden cover boys Drew Brees and Michael Vick as well as former PS3-only NCAA cover athlete Matt Ryan. You can tune into SportsNation on ESPN 2 every Monday to see who advances to the next round and has the chance to ultimately grace the cover of Madden 12.
Voting can exclusively be done at ESPN.com/MaddenVote to determine who advances.