EA Sports’ “Madden 25” predicts that the Broncos will triumph over the Seahawks 31-28 in overtime, making Lousiana-born Peyton Manning, 37, the first quarterback in NFL history to lead two separate teams to the coveted Super Bowl.
This year, an Xbox One video simulation shows an even match between Denver and Seattle, going point-for-point until the final whistle. Both teams possess 28 points while going into overtime, but the Bronco defense blocks Seattle, gaining enough yards to kick a field goal for the win, earning Denver the Lombardi trophy.
Though “Madden 25” is just a football video game, its past predictions have been eerily accurate. In 2009, “Madden” predicted a final score of 27-23 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. The actual final score was 28-24 – and the Steelers became the first football team to win six Super Bowls.
During the past decade, “Madden” has made eight correct Super Bowl predictions and two incorrect estimations, in 2011 and 2008.
- Super Bowl XLVII
Madden: Ravens, 27, 49ers, 24
Actual score: Ravens, 34, 49ers, 31
- Super Bowl XLVI
Madden: Giants, 27, Patriots, 24
Actual score: Giants, 21, Patriots, 17
- Super Bowl XLV
Madden: Steelers, 24, Packers, 20
Actual score: Packers, 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
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