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Calvin Johnson Advances In Madden Cover Contest

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DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a reception on his way to scoring a 56-yard touchdown during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 30: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a reception on his way to scoring a 56-yard touchdown during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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What most Lions fans feared has happened: Calvin Johnson has advanced in the Madden Cover Contest. Johnson was matched up with the Texans Arian Foster in the round of sixteen and beat Foster even though Foster was trying to tweet his way to the cover.

The others who advanced out of the round of 16 were Aaron Rogers, Ray Rice, Rob Gronkowski, Larry Fitzgerlad, Patrick Willis, Victor Cruz and Cam Newton.

The 3rd round match-ups are:
(2) Cruz vs. (11) Willis
(1) Rogers vs. (5) Rice
(1) Newton vs. (4) Fitzgerald
(6) Johnson vs. (2) Gronkowski

Do the Lions and Calvin Johnson avoid the Madden Curse by voting in Rob Gronkowski?

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