Posted on 07 March 12 at 22:45Featuring a 64 athlete fieldWith March Madness right around the corner, EA Sports has decided to gather their own bracketologists and run a new 64-player elimination tournament, as voted on by the fans, to decide who will be crowned Madden NFL 13's cover star. Last year was the first year fan voting was enabled, and Cleveland Browns runningback Peyton Hillis defeated Aaron Rodgers and Mike Vick in back-to-back rounds to pull off a massive upset, thanks largely to a powerful Facebook campaign led by some Brownies. This year, EA is doubling the size of the tournament and this first preliminary round will feature two players from every team facing off against each other. The full list can be seen below.AFCNorthRavens - Terrell Suggs v. Ray RiceSteelers - Troy Polamalu v. Ben RoethlisbergerBrowns - Joe Haden v. Joe ThomasBengals - Andy Dalton v. AJ GreenSouthTexans - Arian Foster v. Andre JohnsonColts - Dwight Freeney v. Robert MathisJaguars - Maurice Jones-Drew v. Blaine GabbertTitans - Chris Johnson v. Kenny BrittEastJets - Mark Sanchez v. Darrelle RevisPatriots - Wes Welker v. Rob GronkowskiDolphins - Reggie Bush v. Brandon MarshallBills - Stevie Johnson v. Ryan FitzpatrickWestChargers - Phillip Rivers v. Antonio GatesChiefs - Dwayne Bowe v. Derrick JohnsonBroncos - Tim Tebow v. Von MillerRaiders - Sebastian Janikowski v. Shane LechlerNFCNorthBears - Jay Cutler v. Matt FortePackers - Aaron Rodgers v. Clay MatthewsLions - Calvin Johnson v. Matt StaffordVikings - Percy Harvin v. Jared AllenSouthFalcons - Matt Ryan v. Julio JonesSaints- Drew Brees v. Jimmy GrahamPanthers - Cam Newton v. Steve SmithBuccaneers - Legarrette Blount v. Josh FreemanEastEagles - Mike Vick v. LeSean McCoyGiants - Victor Cruz v. Jason Pierre-PaulCowboys - Demarcus Ware v. Jason WittenRedskins - Brian Orakpo v. Ryan KerriganWestRams - Chris Long v. Brandon Lloyd49ers - Vernon Davis v. Patrick WillisSeahawks - Marshawn Lynch v. Earl ThomasCardinals - Larry Fitzgerald v. Patrick PetersonThere's quite a bit I find interesting with these choices. First and foremost: the Raiders. Your kicker and your punter? Really? On a team with Darren McFadden, Carson Palmer -- heck, even Stanford Routt would be more compelling than your special teams unit! Also, as a Titans fan, I'm curious how or why Jake Locker was chosen ahead of Kenny Britt opposite CJ2K. He hasn't done much in the league yet. There are also quite a few players going for their second appearance on the cover, like Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, and Troy Polamalu.You can head over to Sportsnation's Facebook page to vote in the preliminary round. I'll be sharing my votes a bit later in the comments section, and I'd love to see everyone else's too! Madden NFL 13 is due out sometime this summer.