Gamers get excited, Lions fans get concerned. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson edged out Cam Newton this afternoon in the battle for the 2013 Madden video game cover.


For those who believe in the “Madden Curse,” this news is a terrible break for Johnson and the Lions, who made the playoffs for the first time in over 10 years last season. Upon hearing the news, a seemingly unafraid Johnson said he was “very grateful” and that he “grew up playing Madden all the time.” Over 600,000 fans casted their vote in the final round of the Madden Cover Tournament, and Calvin edged out the Panthers QB by 4%. Johnson had nearly 100 receptions for over 1,600 yards and 16 TDs last season.

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