Madden 2010 – Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald
Further proof of his greatness and perhaps highlighting the diminishing effects of the curse, Fitzgerald had a monumental season, setting numerous personal bests.
Or perhaps the curse wasn’t faltering, but showing one of the cover athletes the full force of its will. Troy Polamalu sprained his knee in the first game of the season, missing the next four games. The all-world safety returned four weeks later, but only lasted three more games before injuring his knee once again.