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Madden '12 Cover Vote: Jamaal Charles Moves On To Face Peyton Hillis

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ATLANTA - AUGUST 13:  Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes away from Curtis Lofton #50 and Stephen Nicholas #54 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 13 2010 in Atlanta Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - AUGUST 13: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes away from Curtis Lofton #50 and Stephen Nicholas #54 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 13 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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We've got some great news for Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles and some bad news for those who believe in the Madden Curse. Charles defeated Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew in round two of the Madden '12 cover vote moving on to face Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis.

The race between Charles and Jones-Drew was apparently very, very close. A few days ago ESPN put out an update that they were neck-and-neck and then on Monday morning they were each at 50 percent. But Charles edged him with a final tally of 51 to 49 percent.

Charles' next matchup may actually be easier as Hillis, a 10-seed, notched another upset. (Then again, Kansas probably said that about VCU.) This time it came at the hands of Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan and the final tally was, like Charles and Jones-Drew, 51 to 49 percent.

If Charles can beat Hillis, he'll move on to face the winner of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and New England Patriots RB Danny Woodhead.

To move Charles into the final four, head to ESPN.com and vote for him. The elite eight winners will be announced on April 11.