Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been knocked out of the Madden 13 cover vote bracket by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who moves on to the semi-finals of the tournament, taking on Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. The other semi-finalists are Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. This means that Ray Rice will not be affected by the “Madden Curse” which causes poor performance or injury to players the year after they appear on the cover of Madden. Before being eliminated by Aaron Rodgers, Rice beat out Bengals receiver A.J. Green in Round 1 and then Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the next round.