'Madden 13:' Fitzgerald out, Willis faces test

The NFC West has gone about as far as it's likely to go in "Madden 13" cover balloting.

The San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis has knocked off Matt Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew and Victor Cruz to reach the semifinals, where Cam Newton stands in his way.

Newton easily beat out the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald by a 70-30 percentage margin. Newton previously won by margins of 87-13 over LeGarrette Blount and 83-17 over Antonio Gates.

Willis, a 55-45 winner over Cruz, previously won by 62-38 (Forte) and 58-42 (Jones-Drew) margins.

The Newton-Willis winner faces Aaron Rodgers or Calvin Johnson in the finals.

Vote away.

I'm going with Willis and Rodgers.