Last week, EA had announced that a simulation run on Madden NFL 13 of Super Bowl XLVII, had predicted a 3-point win for the Baltimore Ravens.
Well wouldn’t you know it; the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 last night in New Orleans to win their second Super Bowl title.
The prediction now makes 10 in total for the Madden NFL simulation, which has now correctly predicted 8 of the last 10 Super Bowls, which includes the prediction that Joe Flacco would be the game’s MVP – which he was.
The Madden NFL XLVII Super Bowl prediction also was correct in predicting touchdowns for Anquan Boldin and Frank Gore and was nearly perfect in predicting Colin Kaepernick’s stat line, with the prediction forecasting 18 completions, 29 attempts, a TD and interception; with Kaepernick falling two completions and one attempt short of that exact total. In addition, the Madden NFL prediction also correctly forecasted an Ed Reed interception of Kaepernick as the only interception in the game.
Kinda freaky right? Maybe someone from EA was messing with the power grid that turned off the lights at the stadium shortly after halftime….conspiracy anyone?
In other news, the next iteration of the franchise (2014) edition, named Madden NFL 25, for its 25th anniversary, will be released on Aug. 27. A cover athlete contest will also be announced in the coming months.