As repetitive and eye-roll inducing as some might view EA’s annual Madden Super Bowl simulation, the company does hold an impressive record of 9-3 since it began doing these things.
As USA Today pointed out, the jaw-dropping accuracy from last year’s Patriots-Seahawks sim was downright insane. The predicted final score of a 28-24 Patriots win was dead on, and it gets even more haunting:
The Madden sim predicted Tom Brady would win Super Bowl MVP, passing for 335 yards and 4 touchdowns. Brady finished the game with 328 yards and 4 touchdowns. The simulation missed by only seven yards. As for that game-winner, the Madden sim also predicted New England would trail 24-14 in the third quarter before staging a comeback, capped by a game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Julian Edelman. Yep, Madden nailed that one, too.
What in the actual fuck?
Knowing this information, it might be wise to pay close attention to this Super Bowl 50 simulation for rooting purposes, preparing for pain purposes, and making money purposes. I’m not telling you to do that, I’m just saying it might be wise to do that.
Cam shedding two tackles right off the bat, one by Von Miller, is my worst nightmare. But it’s also probably a cold reality.
[H/T USA Today]