MJD, Foster advance in Madden contest

March, 28, 2012
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Round two of the tournament that will determine the cover boy for "Madden NFL 2013" is underway.

The AFC South candidates were cut in half in the first round.

Third-seeded Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew beat 14th-seeded Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski and third-seeded Houston running back Arian Foster topped 14th-seeded Jets reserve quarterback Tim Tebow.

But Indianapolis defensive end Dwight Freeney, a ninth seed, lost a close contest to San Diego tight end Antonio Gates. And eighth-seeded Tennessee running back Chris Johnson was beaten by ninth-seeded Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch.

The victories by Foster and Gates were the closest of the first round.

Next up, Foster gets Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson and MJD gets San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis.

You can vote here.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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