Nicks advances to Madden NFL 12 second round

Hakeem Nicks is into the second round after defeating Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo in the first round of fan voting for who should grace the cover of Madden NFL 12.

The fifth-seeded Nicks defeated Orakpo, 61%-39%, easily and now faces New England’s Danny Woodhead. The fourth-seeded Patriots’ speedster cruised past Buffalo’s Steve Johnson, 62%-38%.

The winner between Nicks and Woodhead advances to face the winner between Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and St. Louis’ Sam Bradford.

Clearly the fear of the Madden curse for many Giants fans didn’t do much to stop Nicks from moving on.