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Monday, April 11, 2011
Hillis advances to 'Madden' Final Four

By James Walker
ESPN.com

The string of upsets continue for Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis.

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On Monday, ESPN.com announced that Hillis has advanced to the Final Four of the "Madden NFL 12" cover tournament. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated Kansas City Chiefs running back and No. 6 seed Jamaal Charles by garnering 60 percent of the vote.

It's the third consecutive week Hillis upset a higher seed. He also beat Baltimore Ravens tailback and No. 7 seed Ray Rice in the first round and Atlanta Falcons quarterback and No. 2 seed Matt Ryan in the second round.

But Hillis will face his biggest challenge to date trying to upend top-seeded Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Coming off a Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rodgers is the heavy favorite to win the entire tournament.

The Final Four consists of Hillis, Rodgers, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson.