‘Madden’ Super Bowl Simulation Eerily Correct, Predicted 28-24 Patriots Win

by NESN Staff

February 2, 2015

Every year, EA Sports simulates the upcoming Super Bowl using the “Madden” video game. It’s usually not too far off, but this year’s prediction for Super Bowl XLIX was really close.

In fact, “Madden 15” correctly predicted that the New England Patriots would beat the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28-24.

But that’s not where the creepiness ends. The game also predicted that the Patriots would rally from a 24-14 deficit in the third quarter (check), that wide receiver Julian Edelman would score the go-ahead touchdown (check) and that quarterback Tom Brady would be named Super Bowl MVP (check).

“Madden” had correctly predicted eight of the last 11 Super Bowls before Sunday’s matchup, so picking the winner isn’t out of the ordinary. Getting this close to an exact match of what actually happened, though, is something special.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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