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Friday, May 16, 2014
Andrew Luck tops Alfred Morris

By John Keim

Redskins running back Alfred Morris made a hard push -- using a funny commercial and his underdog status. He still didn’t come close to beating out Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck.

Morris was eliminated from the competition to be on the "Madden NFL 15" cover, losing out to Luck in a fan vote. Luck received 76 percent of the vote against Morris. Yes, it was broken down by seeding as Luck was a two and Morris a seven.

Morris was all-in when it came to trying to defeat Luck, knowing that a former sixth-round running back was considered a heavy underdog against the top pick in the 2012 draft -- and a player who has led his team to consecutive playoff berths.

On Tuesday, Morris said, “He has to go down … I grew up playing the game and to be in the game is like, wow, mind-blowing. Now to have an opportunity to be on the cover is like, mind explodes.”

He’ll now have to settle for a possible third-straight 1,000-yard season.

Luck will now face Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy in the next round. And my days as a writer about a video game are now over -- for this year anyway.