Richard Sherman intercepted a Peyton Manning pass for a touchdown, Marshawn Lynch went Beast Mode and Russell Wilson led a fourth-quarter comeback drive.

broncosseahawksmaddenBut when it was all said and done, the Broncos inched by the Seahawks to win Super Bowl XLVIII — well, at least according to a Madden simulation.

EA Sports’ Madden ran its annual Super Bowl simulation and it was the Manning-led Broncos winning the big game, 31-28, off a 49-yard overtime field goal from Matt Prater.

The simulated Super Bowl called for chilly temperatures and snow at MetLife Stadium, even though the actual forecast shows a 20 percent chance of precipitation this Sunday.

As for the game, it was a good one. The Hawks went up early off the Sherman pick-six, but Denver stormed back to take a 21-10 third quarter lead.

But a long touchdown run from Marshawn Lynch and a clutch 2-point conversion tied the game at 28 as regulation ended.

Even though Seattle won the coin toss and had the ball to start overtime, the Broncos defense forced a three-and-out. Manning took care of business minutes later, which set up the game-winning kick.

Seahawks fans will certainly brush aside this simulated prediction, but Madden has actually fared pretty well in the past decade, correctly picking eight of the past 10 Super Bowl winners. In fact, last year Madden was spot on with its winning team, point spread and MVP predictions.

But maybe Madden’s psychic skills are off this season — at least I’d like to think so. Go Hawks.

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  • jdurocher1973

    I see a reversion to the mean in Madden’s future

  • zoeller

    When are Maddens’ predictions ever correct? Almost never. Go Hawks!!!!

    • great pumkin

      He’s been right 8 of the last 10 years ! and last year he was spot on! just saying !:)

  • Scott
  • guest

    Madden is “MAD”-den

  • No12-1960

    This is no ‘spot on’ prediction…Madden, nor the NFL, know how to deal with a team that can be down over 20 points in a game and make a comeback to win!

  • 1Harriet1

    Madden has actually stalled or perhaps is slowing down. After picking five straight winners, he loses, then two straight then loses, then loses again, then picks two straight. Due for another loss.

    • 1Harriet1

      Just checked. Madden 25 having a bad year predicting…was 1 for 4 in division games this year and 0 for 2 last week in the championship games predicting both the Patriots and 49ers to win big.
      Throw out.

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