Madden 25: Barry Sanders, Adrian Peterson

An NFC North player had a record-breaking season after adorning the "Madden 13" cover. So let's get serious with this year's process, the "Madden 25" cover vote over on SportsNation.

The contest is in the third round of a process that will conclude in three weeks. Two players with NFC North ties have advanced in the "Old School" vs. "New School" format.

Retired Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders is matched against retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis for a trip to the quarterfinals next week. In the other bracket, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is battling New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to advance.

Your votes, through this link, can help Sanders and/or Peterson advance.

Third-round voting closes Wednesday. I'll do my absolute best to keep you updated.