Madden '13 voting: Cruz carries the flag

April, 4, 2012
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Madden '13 cover voting has reached the quarterfinal stage, and our division is down to one representative. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz easily defeated Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, collecting 62 percent of the vote and scampering 99 yards for a victory in his second-round matchup. Next up for Cruz, the No. 2 seed in his half of the bracket, is 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, the No. 11 seed who has already knocked off running backs Matt Forte and Maurice Jones-Drew and will be a formidable opponent. Should Cruz get past Willis, he's almost certain to see Carolina quarterback Cam Newton in the semifinals, as Newton is enjoying a Kentucky-line run so far.

The only other NFC East player to survive the first round was Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, but he lost a close second-round matchup against Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. McCoy got 46 percent of the vote in what was the second-closest match of the round.

So Cruz is all we have left if we want someone from our division on the Madden cover. The whole point of this, of course, is that you do the voting, so go to this link right here and vote early and often.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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