Antonio Gates vs Dwight Freeney: Round 1 Match-up For Madden 13 Cover

By Ernie Padaon

December 11, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) catches a pass for a first down during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

It looks like Antonio Gates outlasted Philip Rivers in the Chargers portion of the vote to be on the cover of Madden and now Gates is matched up against Indianapolis DE Dwight Freeney.

Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers are the number 1 seeds in the brackets to become the cover boy. If I can help it, I will be rooting against Gates to be on the cover and am putting in a write-in vote for Peyton Manning.

There is no reason for us to put any evil on Gates for the upcoming season. Check out the brackets and make your votes on ESPN.