The Elite Eight has been announced in the "Madden NFL 12" cover tournament, and there is one AFC North standout still remaining.
Cleveland Browns tailback Peyton Hillis -- the dark horse of the tournament -- moved one step closer to sporting the cover of this year's popular video game with a huge upset over Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, edged the second-seeded Ryan by the slimmest margin possible, getting 51 percent of the vote. Hillis advanced this week to face Kansas City Chiefs tailback Jamaal Charles, who beat out Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The AFC North also suffered an upset as No. 2 seed Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to No. 7 seed Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers. Willis received 60 percent of the vote and will face Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick in the next round.