The Kansas City Chiefs' running back and San Diego Chargers’ quarterback won their first-round matchups against other AFC West talent in ESPN.com’s SportsNation vote that will result in the winner being put on the cover of “Madden 12” video game.
Charles, the No. 6 seed on his side of the bracket, faces No. 3 seed, Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Rivers, seeded No. 1 on his side of the bracket, faces Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson.
Charles made it clear in an ESPN.com chat Monday that he is out to win the vote. Second-round voting goes through Sunday.