Madden NFL's annual tradition of predicting the Super Bowl winner has returned. Super Bowl LIII is less than a week away, and Sunday, January 3's match between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams is guaranteed to be a game worth watching. The odds are in favor of the Patriots to win, but Electronic Arts' believes its Madden NFL 19 simulation may be better suited for such a prediction.
According to Madden NFL 19's simulation, this year's Super Bowl winner is going to be the Los Angeles Rams in a stunning upset. The final score between the two teams is predicted to be 30-27, with the Rams performing an unbelievable comeback in the second half of the game to overcome a 17-3 halftime deficit. The simulation Super Bowl MVP is awarded to Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who racks up four sacks against the typically well-protected Brady. Brady, meanwhile, gets outperformed by Rams quarterback Jared Goff with 287 yards to 303 thrown respectively.
Madden's history with Super Bowl predictions has typically been strong, though it has faltered more than ever over the past five years. Three of its past five predictions have been incorrect, while only four of the past ten were wrong. The predictions become more accurate the farther back they go. This year's Super Bowl may, in fact, prove to be the first time the Madden prediction was wrong for the second year in a row. Madden and Electronic Arts are putting a lot of faith in the Los Angeles Rams.
To celebrate the end of the season and the upcoming Super Bowl, Electronic Arts is putting the Madden NFL 19 Super Bowl Edition on sale for a limited time. The Madden NFL 19 bundle offers one of five "Super Bowl Elite" players for buyers' Madden Ultimate teams: either Dick Butkus, Walter Payton, Darrell Green, Keyshawn Johnson, or Jevon Kearse. Also included is an additional Elite active Super Bowl Player and 5 Gold Team Fantasy Packs. It's a great bundle for fans of the Madden Ultimate Team mode.
Madden NFL 19 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.