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Top Seeds Roll in Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote as Fans Cast More Than 21 Million First Round Votes

Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Adrian Peterson and Colin Kaepernick Dominate Early Round Voting

ESPN SportsNation today announced unprecedented first round results and second round matchups for the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote. First round vote totals reveal early front runners from both the new school and old school player brackets. Fans have shown up at the polls in record numbers casting over 21 million first round votes, shattering last year’s week one tally and already besting last year’s vote total for the entire Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote.

New school stud Adrian Peterson and old school legend Barry Sanders have proven to be just as electric off the field as on it, easily winning their first round matchups. Sanders secured the largest margin of victory of any of the first round matchups claiming 95% of the overall vote against Bears legend Ron Rivera, while Peterson claimed 94% in his victory over Carson Palmer.

Elsewhere in the brackets the 49ers are showing their dominance, with top seeds Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Colin Kaepernick all easily dispatching their opponents. In a surprising turn of events, new school No. 11 Darrelle Revis managed to knock off No. 6 Jamaal Charles in his quest to be the face for the new school. In the tightest first round matchup, Von Miller defeated Victor Cruz, scraping across the finish line with 51% of the votes. Other voting highlights include:
  • Head-to-head first round matchups averaged 653,000 votes each, with 36% of all votes coming from mobile
  • Joe Montana led all old school players with 640,000 votes, while Adrian Peterson led the new school bracket with 594,000 votes
  • Joe Montana vs. Jake Delhomme led the first round matchups with more than 700,000 total votes
  • SportsNation’s Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote Kickoff Show created more conversation on Twitter than any show in SportsNation history, according to Social Guide.
Voting for round two is now open and will continue through Wednesday, March 27. 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 partnered with Pepsi MAX to promote Twitter live voting every Tuesday throughout the Madden Cover Vote campaign, where tweets with each player’s respective cover vote hashtag will count as two votes. Double votes ends at midnight ET each Tuesday.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes for game: 53 - View All
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Member Comments
# 1 Bellsprout @ 03/20/13 07:33 PM
I thought we all agreed to vote Delhomme!

Bah. I'm voting Eddie George now.
 
# 2 PVarck31 @ 03/20/13 07:39 PM
I'm voting Montana because of Joe Montana Sports Talk Football.
 
# 3 radney @ 03/20/13 08:56 PM
These brackets are stacked!
 
# 4 The_Wise_One @ 03/20/13 09:04 PM
I've been looking at too may brackets lately....
 
# 5 KHarmo88 @ 03/20/13 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Wise_One
I've been looking at too may brackets lately....
Haha I'm with you on that.... starting to forget which ones I'm looking at
 
# 6 SteelersFan09 @ 03/20/13 10:58 PM
I can't find any way that Montana doesn't win this. However if there is one person who could win it would be Barry Sanders.
 
# 7 enright6 @ 03/20/13 11:55 PM
Im sorry but for the Bears old school choice...of all the players you could have chosen...Sayers, Peyton, Butkus, Singletary.....they go with Ron Rivera? WTF!?
 
# 8 SNashty3 @ 03/21/13 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by enright6
Im sorry but for the Bears old school choice...of all the players you could have chosen...Sayers, Peyton, Butkus, Singletary.....they go with Ron Rivera? WTF!?
I think the point of Old School was to get guys who have been in previous Madden titles, (except for the Browns, because, well, they've had nobody in the past 25 years) so hence why the bears do not have those guys. Could you imagine how epic the bracket would be if they had opened it up to the entire NFL history?
 
# 9 Mauer4MVP @ 03/21/13 01:30 AM
Any result other than Sanders or Faulk and AP will be terrible imo. That could be a great cover.
 
# 10 lunaoso @ 03/21/13 06:17 AM
Both bengals bumped in the first round? smh
 
# 11 jWILL253 @ 03/21/13 11:26 PM
< Trying his hardest to make sure Russell Wilson doesn't advance to the next round...
 
# 12 xman2k @ 03/24/13 04:11 AM
Wow imagine Montana on the cover and it turns out to be the best madden ever!
 
# 13 IlluminatusUIUC @ 03/24/13 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Mauer4MVP
Any result other than Sanders or Faulk and AP will be terrible imo. That could be a great cover.
Faulk's been on the cover twice man, give someone else a chance lol

I, for one, wanna see a Dlineman on the cover (I voted for Jared Allen back in the day), so Strahan is my pick.
 

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