cover vote has it's two winners facing off for the right to be on the cover. NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Barry Sanders won the "Old school" side of the bracket, defeating Jerry Rice in a very tight rice. I'll also call it a mild upset, considering that I believe Jerry Rice is the best to have ever played the game. On the "New School" side of the bracket, Adrian Peterson defeated Arian Foster to earn the right to face off against Sanders for the final vote. Unlike Barry's victor over Rice, which was by a margin of 52% to 48%, Peterson won very comfortably, snagging 68% of the vote. The vote is available now for the finals, with the winner to be revealed next Wednesday, April 24th, so get your votes in now!
BARRY SANDERS AND ADRIAN PETERSON CLASH IN
MADDEN NFL 25 COVER VOTE FINALS
Final Round Voting Now Open at ESPN.com/MaddenVote
April 17, 2013 –
Today ESPN SportsNation
announced that Barry Sanders will face Adrian Peterson in the final round of the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote
. The stage is set for an epic showdown as two of the greatest running backs of all time square-off. Voting highlights from the semifinals include:
· 1 million votes cast for the semifinals, 50K more than last year’s vote totals for the semifinals. Over 38 million votes cast overall in the Madden NFL 25
· Adrian Peterson posted the largest margin victory, with 68% of the vote against Arian Foster.
· Barry Sanders won with a slim margin victory defeating Jerry Rice, 52% to 48%.
It’s all too fitting that the Madden NFL 25
Cover Vote Finals come down to Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson, two of the greatest running backs in NFL history. Sanders has cemented his place in NFL history with his 18,000 career yards, while Peterson came within nine yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record last year. Making the feat even more impressive, Peterson had his incredible year after coming back from surgery for a torn ACL in the offseason.
Fans are invited to cast their votes at ESPN.com/MaddenVote
through their PC or mobile devices. For the chance to “Maximize” votes, ESPN and Madden NFL 25
have collaborated with Pepsi MAX to promote Twitter live voting every Tuesday throughout the campaign, where tweets with each player’s respective Cover Vote hashtag will count as two votes. Double votes ends at midnight ET each Tuesday.
The winner of the Madden NFL 25
Cover Vote will be revealed live on ESPN SportsNation at 8 pm EST on Wednesday, April 24.
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