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Barry Sanders, Adrian Peterson face off in Madden 25 cover vote

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm •  Published: April 17, 2013


Two running backs with Oklahoma ties are in the finals of the cover vote for the EA Sports video game Madden 25.   Barry Sanders, who attended Oklahoma State University and played for the Detroit Lions, is one finalist.  Adrian Peterson, who attended the University of Oklahoma and plays for the Minnesota Vikings, is the other finalist.

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Today ESPN SportsNation announced that Barry Sanders will face Adrian Peterson in the final round of the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote. The stage is set for an epic showdown as two of the greatest running backs of all time square-off. Voting highlights from the semifinals include:

·         1 million votes cast for the semifinals, 50K more than last year’s vote totals for the semifinals. Over 38 million votes cast overall in the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote.

·         Adrian Peterson posted the largest margin victory, with 68% of the vote against Arian Foster.

·         Barry Sanders won with a slim margin victory defeating Jerry Rice, 52% to 48%.

It’s all too fitting that the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote Finals come down to Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson, two of the greatest running backs in NFL history. Sanders has cemented his place in NFL history with his 18,000 career yards, while Peterson came within nine yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record last year. Making the feat even more impressive, Peterson had his incredible year after coming back from surgery for a torn ACL in the offseason.

Fans are invited to cast their votes at through their PC or mobile devices.  For the chance to “Maximize” votes, ESPN and Madden NFL 25 have collaborated with Pepsi MAX to promote Twitter live voting every Tuesday throughout the campaign, where tweets with each player’s respective Cover Vote hashtag will count as two votes.  Double votes ends at midnight ET each Tuesday.

The winner of the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote will be revealed live on ESPN SportsNation at 8 pm EST on Wednesday, April 24.


by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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