03:53 PM - May 15, 2014 by Steve_OS
The Madden NFL 15 cover vote has advanced to the quarterfinals with no real surprises. The only lower seed that advanced was the 6th seed Luke Kuechly (who happens to be featured in the first official Madden NFL 15 trailer), edging out Demaryius Thomas by 2 percentage points. Cam Newton blew past Antonio Brown 80% to 20%.
Round 2 voting ends on May 22nd.
For those of you that are into this sort of thing, who are you pulling for?
Read the full press release below.
Field Trimmed to Eight as the Competition Heats Up
The first round of the Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote is now in the books, with top seeds Cam Newton and Richard Sherman earning the most votes in the first round. The second round has begun, and fans are encouraged to head over to ESPN.com/maddenvote every day to continue supporting their favored candidates. Furthermore, supporters can make their voices heard on social media using the hashtag #MaddenCover. Second round results will be announced next Thursday, May 22, at 4:00pm ET on NFL Live on ESPN.
In addition to Newton and Sherman, Andrew Luck also had a strong showing, rounding out the top three vote-getters of round one. The higher seeds proved nearly unbeatable, with Luke Kuechly scoring the lone upset, toppling Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. With Kuechly’s win the Carolina Panthers grow their chances of landing a player on the cover, and potentially creating an offense vs. defense showdown with Newton and Kuechly facing one another in the finals.
Here are the second-round matchups:
(1) Richard Sherman (CB, Seattle Seahawks) vs.
(4) Jimmy Graham (TE, New Orleans Saints)
(1) Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers) vs.
(4) Jamaal Charles (RB, Kansas City Chiefs)
(2) Colin Kaepernick (QB, San Francisco 49ers) vs.
(6) Luke Kuechly (LB, Carolina Panthers)
(2) Andrew Luck (QB, Indianapolis Colts) vs.
(3) LeSean McCoy (RB, Philadelphia Eagles)
Madden NFL 15 delivers everything fans need to own their rivals on both sides of the field, including the most immersive defensive gameplay control in franchise history. Like the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks, you can win championships and bask in the glory of success by building a great defense fit to challenge the best offenses in the game. Fans will also experience an entirely new broadcast presentation that delivers Madden NFL game day like never before with dramatic all-new camera angles, as well as dynamic pre-game and halftime features. It’s not just football, it’s Madden Season.
Madden NFL 15 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available on August 26 in North America and on August 29 in the EU for Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 entertainment system. To learn more about Madden NFL 15, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.