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May 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Richard Sherman rolls into round two of Madden 15 cover vote

If you are a believer in the Madden Curse, then this may be one competition you don’t want Richard Sherman to win (I can envision the EA Sports people being curious later about all the late votes for Colin Kaepernick from the 206 area code).

Regardless, Sherman has rolled into the round second of the voting for the Madden NFL Cover Vote, as revealed in a press release today from EA Sports.

Here are more details from a press release from EA Sports:

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)(4) Jimmy Graham (TE, New Orleans Saints) (1) Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers)(4) Jamaal Charles (RB, Kansas City Chiefs)
(2) Colin Kaepernick (QB, San Francisco 49ers)(6) Luke Kuechly (LB, Carolina Panthers) (2) Andrew Luck (QB, Indianapolis Colts)(3) LeSean McCoy (RB, Philadelphia Eagles)

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