For EA Sports, Super Bowl Madden simulations before Super Sunday are a tradition. For more than a decade now, Madden has correctly crowned nine Super Bowl Champions and three false ones. However, this year’s simulation didn’t just pick the winning team, it also foresaw that the Patriots would be trailing in the third quarter only for Tom Brady to deliver a game-winning pass to Julian Edelman while correctly predicting a final score of 28-24. The Madden simulation also nailed some of the finer details, including the first team to score, and Brady’s number of touchdowns.
However, what Madden didn’t foresee (like most of us watching the game) was Seattle’s idiotic decision to pass to Ricardo Lockette instead of going into Beast Mode and letting Marshawn Lynch barrel over the goal line for the win. Oh and the most awful and depressing lineup of Superbowl Commercials I’ve ever seen. (I’m looking at you Nationwide.)
Anyway, this year’s prediction was in stark contrast to last year’s when it favored the Broncos over the Seahawks in a 31-28 victory. In reality, Seattle dominated in a 43-8 victory over Denver.
Who did you predict to win the Super Bowl?