Thursday, April 7, 2011
Another 'Madden' upset by Peyton Hillis?
By James Walker
I knew Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis gained popularity following his breakout season in 2010. But is he popular enough to be on the "Madden NFL 12" cover?
The EA Sports cover tournament has reached the Elite Eight and Hillis, a No. 10 seed and dark horse of the tournament, is in strong standing to pull off another upset against a No. 6 seed, Kansas City Chiefs tailback Jamaal Charles. As of midweek Hillis has 58 percent of the voting, which closes this weekend.
Hillis is putting together a Virginia Commonwealth-like run through the tournament. He's already knocked off higher seeds Ray Rice (No. 7) of the Baltimore Ravens and Matt Ryan (No. 2) of the Atlanta Falcons.
Place your votes if you want Hillis to advance to the Final Four, where he would likely meet Green Bay Packers quarterback and No. 1 seed Aaron Rodgers.