Danny Woodhead's surprising run through the Madden cover bracket came to an end Monday, when he was eliminated by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the quarterfinals.
Rodgers, the Super Bowl XLV MVP, took 56 percent of the 383,871 votes. It was a surprisingly narrow victory for Rodgers, the only player in the tournament who eclipsed 70 percent of the vote in each of the first two rounds.
Rodgers will square off with Browns running back Peyton Hillis in the semifinals, and the victor will take on the winner of the matchup between Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Both Vick (2004) and Peterson (2009) have already been on a Madden cover.
Woodhead defeated Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson in the first round and Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks in the second round before falling to the top-seeded Rodgers.