Just like last year, EA is running their annual Madden Super Bowl simulation, this time for the upcoming game between the Ravens and the 49ers. They were right last year; the Giants beat the Patriots 21-17, pretty close to the 27-24 that the Madden simulation predicted. This year they’re calling it for the Baltimore Ravens in a victory over the 49ers by a score of 27-24, the same score predicted in last year’s game. According to Kotaku this annual simulation is pretty accurate, correctly predicting 7 of its last 9 picks. A few more years of this and someone is going to have to check the future to see they’re missing a Grays Sports Almanac.
This year’s video definitely has a bit more drama than last years, saving the outcome until the very end. I have to say that I’ve always liked the Madden games, ok so maybe I’m pretty terrible at them, but still it seems to be a bit more than a game these days with their ever more accurate simulations.
We’ll have to wait until Sunday to see if their prediction raises their record to 8 and 10, which would be vastly more accurate than any real-life sportscaster I’ve ever seen. Soon teams will be calling EA before games to ask what plays the other simulated team ran or perhaps they will even going out and buy Xboxes for the locker room so they can theory craft before big games.
Check out the game next Sunday to see if Madden was right again or if this was all just a fluke.