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Madden’s Tremendous Bowl Predictions Are Extra Correct Than You Assume


Tremendous Bowl LVIII week is upon us, as we’re merely days away from the showdown between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. For a few many years now, we’ve had Tremendous Bowl simulations performed out through EA Sports’ John Madden Football online game. It’s been a crapshoot, largely, with some years getting it proper and others unsuitable. One yr the simulation was proper on the cash predicting the winner and remaining rating appropriately.

Taking a look at this yr’s model (CBS Sports’ simulation), the Tremendous Bowl is predicted to be what most would name a bland, seemingly boring recreation. They’ve bought the 49ers profitable their sixth Vince Lombardi trophy — tying them with the Steelers and Patriots for many of all time — by a rating of 10-6. For Niners followers, this provides hope particularly for the reason that Chiefs beat them 4 years in the past on Tremendous Bowl Sunday. Any probability for revenge will all the time be welcomed by fanatics with open arms. Earlier than we go additional, here’s a year-by-year take a look at how the Madden predictions fared:

Tremendous Bowl 57

Madden prediction: Eagles 31, Chiefs 17

Actual consequence: Chiefs 38, Eagles 35

Tremendous Bowl 56

Madden prediction: Bengals 24, Rams 21

Actual consequence: Rams 23, Bengals 20

Tremendous Bowl 55

Madden prediction: Chiefs 37, Bucs 27

Actual consequence: Bucs 31, Chiefs 9

Tremendous Bowl 54

 Madden prediction: Chiefs 35, 49ers 31

Actual consequence: Chiefs 21, 49ers 20

Tremendous Bowl 53

Madden prediction: Rams 30, Patriots 27

Actual consequence: Patriots 13, Rams 3

Tremendous Bowl 52

Madden prediction: Patriots 24, Eagles 20

Actual consequence: Eagles 41, Patriots 33

Tremendous Bowl 51

Madden prediction: Patriots 27, Falcons 24

Actual consequence: Patriots 34, Falcons 28

Tremendous Bowl 50

Madden prediction: Panthers 24, Broncos 20

Actual consequence: Broncos 24, Panthers 10

Tremendous Bowl 49

Madden prediction: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24

Actual consequence: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24

Tremendous Bowl 48

Madden prediction: Broncos 31, Seahawks 28

Actual consequence: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8

Tremendous Bowl 47

Madden prediction: Ravens 27, 49ers 24

Actual consequence: Ravens 34, 49ers 31

Tremendous Bowl 46

Madden prediction: Giants 27, Patriots 24

Actual consequence: Giants 21, Patriots 17

Tremendous Bowl 45

Madden prediction: Steelers 24, Packers 20

Actual consequence: Packers 31, Steelers 25

Tremendous Bowl 44

Madden prediction: Saints 35, Colts 31

Actual consequence: Saints 31, Colts 17

Tremendous Bowl 43

Madden prediction: Steelers 28, Cardinals 24

Actual consequence: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23

Tremendous Bowl 42

Madden prediction: Patriots 38, Giants 30

Actual consequence: Giants 17, Patriots 14

Tremendous Bowl 41

Madden prediction: Colts 38, Bears 27

Actual consequence: Colts 29, Bears 17

Tremendous Bowl 40

Madden prediction: Steelers 24, Seahawks 19

Actual consequence: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10

Tremendous Bowl 39

Madden prediction: Patriots 47, Eagles 31

Actual consequence: Patriots 24, Eagles 21

Tremendous Bowl 38

Madden prediction: Patriots 23, Panthers 20

Actual consequence: Patriots 32, Panthers 29

However wait, earlier than you start the celebration, it is best to know that since 2004, EA Sports’ simulation has been correct simply over half the time. They’ve appropriately predicted 11 of the final 20 Tremendous Bowl winners. Then there’s the one they bought proper on the cash in Tremendous Bowl XLIX, the place the sport predicted New England over Seattle, 28-24. That situation alone lends itself to conspiracy theories, however this isn’t the time or place for that dialogue.

Alternatively, once we take a look at CBS Sports activities Madden Tremendous Bowl picks over the previous few years, they’re undefeated. Their simulator had the Chiefs, Rams, and Buccaneers going over. So, for these followers who like to select and select, go along with CBS Sports activities in the event you’re a fan within the Bay Space.

Nevertheless, I’m positive most would like to see a a lot greater rating than 10-6. A 16-point whole doesn’t actually scream thrilling. The final Tremendous Bowl with that little mixed scoring was LIII. The Patriots beat the Rams, 13-3 in 2019. At the moment, it’s uncommon to seek out anybody who enjoys such a low-scoring recreation. Particularly for the reason that NFL rigged the foundations to make sure extra scoring. If this CBS Sports activities simulation performs out in actual life, it will tie that Patriots-Rams recreation for the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in league history.

In the end, irrespective of which workforce you’re rooting for, 49ers or Chiefs, everyone seems to be hoping Madden bought the rating unsuitable this time round.

This story originally appeared on Deadspin.