Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman won the Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote, topping Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the finals as the winner of the fan-voted cover. Superstitious fans of the Seahawks likely cringed at the news while fans of the Panthers probably breathed a sigh of relief. If you're not familiar with it, the Madden Curse is the phenomenon where whomever is on the cover of the game suffers at least a season, if not a career, collapse. Here's a look at the progression of the Curse. NOTE: Each Madden cover is dated a year ahead of its actual release. For example, Madden 99 was available prior to the 1998 season and Madden 13 prior to the 2012 season.