People betting on future Super Bowl games may want to take EA Sports’ Madden more seriously
Last week, EA Sports simulated Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup and had the Patriots coming back to beat the Seahawks, 28-24. In the simulation, the Hawks had a 24-14 lead in the third quarter but couldn’t hold on after Julian Edelman caught the game-winning touchdown.
Eerily, the Hawks on Sunday also had a 24-14 lead with 4:54 left in the third quarter after Doug Baldwin caught a 3-yard pass from Russell Wilson.
The Patriots ended up going ahead with 2:02 left in the game after Tom Brady threw a 3-yard-pass touchdown to — you guessed it — Edelman.
And there’s more: In the simulation, Rob Gronkowski and Marshawn Lynch both had touchdowns. On Sunday, in real life, they both scored.
So, to recap: Not only did Madden pick the correct winner, but the simulation also predicted the exact score and player who caught the game-winning touchdown. Kinda crazy, right?
EA Sports has now correctly predicted nine of the last 11 Super Bowl winners.