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Beckham Jr. defeats Gronk for Madden 16 cover

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Beckham Jr. defeats Gronk for Madden 16 cover

Some good and bad news for Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots.

The bad news? Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been selected to be on the cover over EA Sports' Madden NFL 16, beating the Patriots tight end in the finals.

The good news? If you believe in superstitions, Gronk will avoid the wrath of the legendary Madden curse.

The other two candidates originally considered were Steelers wideout Antonio Brown and and Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson.

Previous Madden cover boys include Eddie George (Madden 2001), Daunte Culpepper (2002), Marshall Faulk (2003), Michael Vick (2004), Ray Lewis (2005), Donovan McNabb (Madden NFL 06), Shaun Alexander (07), Vince Young (08), Brett Favre (09), Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald (10), Drew Brees (11), Peyton Hillis (12), Calvin Johnson (13), Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson (25th anniversary) and Richard Sherman (15).

Phillip Dorsett exits Patriots-Eagles with head injury

Phillip Dorsett exits Patriots-Eagles with head injury

Phillip Dorsett was on the receiving end of Julian Edelman's go-ahead touchdown pass in the third quarter of Sunday's Patriots-Eagles matchup, but he paid a hefty price.

Dorsett was hit hard on the play and went into the medical tent before heading into the locker room. The Patriots ruled him out for the rest of the game with a head injury.

Watch the play below:

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Watch Julian Edelman throw TD pass to Phillip Dorsett on Patriots' trick play

Watch Julian Edelman throw TD pass to Phillip Dorsett on Patriots' trick play

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman showed off his old quarterback skills to score a much-needed touchdown early in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 11 game versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Patriots opened the second half with the ball and moved down the field with ease against the Eagles defense. New England entered the red zone for the fourth time in the game and scored their first TD thanks to an Edelman pass to fellow wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.

Brady took the snap on 3rd-and-11, threw to Edelman, who found a wide open Dorsett for a 15-yard score. The veteran wideout took a huge hit in the end zone but held onto the ball.

Take a look at the trick play in the video below:

It was Edelman's first touchdown pass since the 2014 AFC Divisional Round win over the Baltimore Ravens. Edelman, as you might already know, was a quarterback in college at Kent State. His NFL passing stats, as ESPN's Mike Reiss pointed out, are pretty good.


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