After pulling off the upset against Baltimore’s Ray Rice with 62% of the vote, Browns running back Peyton Hillis finds himself against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the second round of the voting bracket to see who will be the player to grace the cover of “Madden NFL 12”.
Hillis overtaking Rice was the big upset of the first round, so the Browns back certainly has a following. Does he have the staying power, though, to overtake some of the bigger names in the game? The lockout, and the destruction of my own March Madness bracket, has given me a chance to overanalyze this bracket and Hillis has a real shot at a potential match-up with #1 seed and Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers. And that, my friends, is a match-up I’m not sure even the Juggernaut himself can win.
If you’d like to laugh in the face of the Madden curse and see Peyton Hillis on the cover of “Madden NFL 12” (which, no doubt, would be cool), be sure to vote for him here. Second round voting ends on April 3.