The Madden Cover Curse

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Adrian Peterson should be relieved that the fans voted Barry Sanders instead of him to be on the cover of the 25th edition of the Madden NFL video game. If you're not familiar with it, the Madden Curse is the phenomenon where whomever is on the cover of the game suffers at least a season, if not a career, collapse. Here's a look at the progression of the Curse.

NOTE: Each Madden cover is dated a year ahead of its actual release. For example, Madden 99 was available prior to the 1998 season and Madden 13 prior to the 2012 season.

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