For the past eight years, the Madden video game has been trying to predict the Superbowl outcome. It’s been right six out of the eight times. That’s a pretty impressive record. Will it be right again this year?
The outcome of this years simulation has the Giants beating the Patriots with a game winning field goal, bringing the final score to 27-24.
Here’s the video with the highlights of the simulation:
I’m on board with Madden this year. I think the Giants are the better team and the score of 27-24 sounds more than believable. It’d also be fitting for the Patriots to lose a Superbowl in the same way they’ve won so many; by a field goal.
Here’s a list of Madden’s previous predictions and the outcomes: Thanks to Ben Silverman of Yahoo! for the nice list!
Super Bowl XLV
Madden: Steelers, 24, Packers, 20
Actual score: Packer, 31, Steelers, 25
Super Bowl XLIV
Madden: Saints 35, Colts 31
Actual score: Saints 31, Colts 17
Super Bowl XLIII
Madden: Steelers 28, Cardinals 24
Actual score: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23
Super Bowl XLII
Madden: Patriots 38, Giants 30
Actual score: Giants 17, Patriots 14
Super Bowl XLI
Madden: Colts 38, Bears 27
Actual score: Colts 29, Bears 17
Super Bowl XL
Madden: Steelers 24, Seahawks 19
Actual score: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
Super Bowl XXXIX
Madden: Patriots 47, Eagles 31
Actual score: Patriots 24, Eagles 21
Super Bowl XXXVIII
Madden: Patriots 23, Panthers 20
Actual Score: Patriots 32, Panthers 29