EA Sports Predict Superbowl Winners?

This’ll be interesting, especially for anyone currently playing Madden NFL. In this article — from September — EA Sports predicted that the Packers would win the Superbowl.  Apparently EA Sports has run Superbowl simulations since 2004 — and successfully picked the winner seven out of eight times. This is testimony to their games’ verisimilitude, I would say.

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  1. jrubel
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 20:30:42

    Thought this was interesting to see the list of the previous Super Bowl simulations EA has run and the actual scores of the games. With the exception of the Giants’ win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, the game has correctly picked the winner since 2004.

    Super Bowl XXXVIII
    Madden sim: Patriots 23, Panthers 20
    Actual score: Patriots 32, Panthers 29
    Super Bowl XXXIX
    Madden sim: Patriots 47, Eagles 31
    Actual score: Patriots 24, Eagles 21
    Super Bowl XL
    Madden sim: Steelers 24, Seahawks 19
    Actual score: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
    Super Bowl XLI
    Madden sim: Colts 38, Bears 27
    Actual score: Colts 29, Bears 17
    Super Bowl XLII
    Madden sim: Patriots 20, Giants 10
    Actual score: Giants 17, Patriots 14
    Super Bowl XLIII
    Madden sim: Steelers 28, Cardinals 24
    Actual score: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23
    Super Bowl XLIV
    Madden sim: Saints 35, Colts 31
    Actual score: Saints 31, Colts 17

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  2. Craig Belpedio
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 00:29:06

    This is funny, because Madden predicted the Steelers would win.

    As a Packers fan, I’m happy EA was right and Madden was wrong 😀

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