Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/16/14
Every year there is this big deal about the so called “Madden Curse” that says whoever the cover athlete is will have a bad season due to poor play, injury and other things.  And every year, most scoff at such a thing. But after another season in which a player is struggling after being featured on the cover, when will skeptics and the athletes alike give credit to the theory? The fact is that of the 16 players to be featured on the cover of the Madden video games, 15 have suffered disappointing seasons and a good number of them have been seriously injured. Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions seems to be the latest victim en route to making it a perfect 16 for 16. After a season that saw Johnson put up one of the most dominating single season performances ever, 2012 hasn’t been so kind. The Lions are back in their oh so familiar place of dead last in the NFC North and Johnson has compiled just one touchdown catch in eight games. At this time last year, he already had found the end ...
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