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Brees Advances to Elite Eight of Madden Cover Bracket

QB faces Vikings RB Adrian Peterson in Round Three

The "Madden NFL 12" cover athlete will be unveiled live on ESPN2's SportsNation on April 27 at 3 pm CT. Fans will vote to determine who graces the cover of the game.

QB Drew Brees, who graced the cover of Madden NFL 11, is up for this year's version. Each of the 32 NFL teams is represented in the bracket for the cover. Brees earned 56 percent of the vote over Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman in the first round and outdueled New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second round by gaining 61 percent of the votes. He faces Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Round Three

To vote for Brees, click here.

Voting dates:
Opening Round: March 21-27
Second Round: March 28-April 3
Third Round: April 4-10
Semifinals: April 11-17
Finals: April 18-26

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