There are just two men left standing for the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote and fans have to ask themselves one question: Are they “old school” or “new school.”
The answer will likely decide whether Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders or current Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wins the fan voting, which will be announced Wednesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
One million votes were cast for the semifinals, 50,000 more than last year’s vote totals for the semifinals, according to ESPN. Over 38 million votes cast overall.
It almost seems fitting that one of the NFL’s all-time dynamic running backs in Sanders will square off against today’s most prolific runner in Peterson. It also puts two bitter NFC North rivals — Lions and Vikings — against one another.
Sanders defeated fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Rice by a narrow 52 percent of the vote in the semifinals.
“Thanks to all the dedicated fans out there voting for the Madden Cover,” Sanders tweeted after the semifinals. “I’ve read through most of the tweets, and am honored and humbled.”
Peterson dispatched of Texans running back Arian Foster in the semifinals, receiving 64 percent of the votes.
If Sanders wins, it will be the first time a single team would have a player on the cover of Madden in back-to-back years. Calvin Johnson was featured on the cover of last year’s game.
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