Gronk eliminated in Madden cover vote

Patriots fans who believe in the "Madden Curse" can breathe a sigh of relief this morning.

Despite his latest promotional efforts, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was clobbered by Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in the quarterfinals of the Madden 13 cover vote, losing by 26 percentage points (63 percent to 37 percent).

The final four in the cover vote are Johnson, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and surprise entry 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. Click HERE to vote.