Three advance in 'Madden 13' vote

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- We've been all wrapped up in the NFL owners meetings this week, but don't think for a second that I lost sight of what's really important.

Yes, Wednesday marked the end of the first round of ESPN.com's "Madden 13" cover vote. Three of our four NFC North candidates have advanced, I'm happy to report. Only Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been eliminated. So here are the matchups you can vote on if you want to see your favorite player move through the second round of the bracket:

Second-round voting continues through April 4.