EA’s Madden NFL 16 has predicted that the Carolina Panthers will beat the Denver Broncos 24-20 to win their first Super Bowl title.
Super Bowl 50 takes place on Sunday, February 7th at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California, and as usual, EA has released a video showing how their game predicts the game will go down. The simulation suggests that the Panthers will dominate early, going ahead 17-0 at halftime before the Broncos score 20 points unanswered to earn the lead. With less than a minute to go, Panters quarterback Cam Newton surges into the end zone, with his dive delivering the game-winning touchdown.
Newton earned the Most Valuable Players trophy for his achievements during the game, where he finished with 216 yards, one interception, and one touchdown according to the game. Peyton Manning, the Broncos quarterback, ended with two touchdowns, an interception, and threw for 241 yards.
EA’s had a pretty solid track record when it’s come to predicting the Super Bowl winner, correctly choosing the winning team in nine of the last 12 years. In 2015, the game was spookily accurate, not only guessing the final score perfectly but also missing Tom Brady, the Patriots’ quarterback, passing numbers by just seven yards.
You can watch the video below.
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What do you think? Has Madden gotten it right this year?