Patriots Beat Seahawks In Tecmo Bowl Simulation Of Super Bowl (Video)

by NESN Staff

January 19, 2015

There’s no need to play this year’s Super Bowl because the New England Patriots are going to beat the Seattle Seahawks in an extremely exciting matchup.

Well, that’s only if you trust a Nintendo Entertainment System game from 1987.

Grapey Gaming Network posted one of the first video game simulations of Super Bowl XLIX using Tecmo Bowl, and the pixelated matchup — complete with updated rosters — was one for the ages. It started with the Seahawks scoring a 45-yard touchdown on their opening drive and ended with the Patriots taking the 20-10 win two LeGarrette Blount touchdowns and a Danny Amendola score later.

And it’s former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner who seals the deal with a late pick on Russell Wilson.

And while we wouldn’t recommend you bet your savings on the Patriots based on a classic video game, Grapey’s other three NFL playoff simulations surprisingly weren’t too far off. Their results of the of the Seahawks’ divisional-round matchup with the Carolina Panthers had Seattle winning 28-7, and they ended up taking it 31-17.

The closest match was the Green Bay Packers’ 26-21 divisional-round win over the Dallas Cowboys, which was simulated to be a 28-24 Green Bay victory. Grapey missed the mark with the Patriots’ divisional-round game against the Baltimore Ravens, which they pegged as a 31-0 New England win. The Pats came close on their end with 35 points, but the Ravens scored just a bit more than zero with 31.

Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Images

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