Welker vs. Gronk in 'Madden'

As has been the case in the past, fans will be able to vote on the "Madden '13" cover as part of a "32-team tournament." But before the tourney begins, there is preliminary-round play.

Every NFL team has two players selected as possible choices to be on the "Madden '13" cover, and fans decide who represents the team by voting on the Sportsnation page.

For the Patriots, it's Wes Welker vs. Rob Gronkowski.

The tale of the tape:


Welker -- 5-foot-9

Gronk -- 6-foot-6


Welker -- 185 pounds

Gronk -- 265 pounds

Receptions in 2011

Welker -- 122

Gronk -- 90

Touchdowns in 2011

Welker -- 9

Gronk -- 18 (17 receiving, 1 rushing)