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Madden 2008 simulation picks the Patriots as this year's Super Bowl winner


8:00 PM on 01.31.2008



EA's annual Super Bowl Madden predictions have picked the New England Patriots as this year's Super Bowl XLII winners. The simulation has the Patriots beating the New York Giants 38 to 30. The last five Madden simulations have been correct so a betting man might be wise to pick the Patroits as the winners this week. Or at the fact that the Patriots have been 19-0 this entire season. I'm not much of a football fan, but it would be amazing to see the Patriots go down in history as being the first team ever to get a perfection.

Super Bowl XLII is this Sunday taking place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. I think this is the first Super Bowl where I'm not just watching for the awesome commercials. Who's your team of choice to win?

January 31, 2008—Today, EA SPORTS revealed their prediction for the outcome of the highly anticipated Super Bowl XLII game.  Based on simulations using the award winning Madden NFL 08 video game, the New England Patriots were victorious over the New York Giants by a narrow margin of eight points with a final score of 38-30.  Over the past five years, EA SPORTS has a perfect record predicting the winner of the Super Bowl.

The Madden NFL 08 engine simulated the game based on each team's roster and their players' statistics.  Using the most current information available, the Patriots and the Giants went head-to-head in a computer-generated match up.  The New England Patriots came out on top, making them the first team in NFL history to record a perfect 19-0 season.

The simulated game got off to a very close start with two touchdowns by Patriots running back Laurence Maroney and three field goals by Giant's kicker Lawrence Tynes.  Late in the third quarter, the Patriots led by only one, 24-23.  They were able to add to their lead with a 31-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady to wide receiver Randy Moss.  Entering the fourth quarter, the Giants trailed 31-23 with an opportunity to tie-up the game with a big drive.  But instead, a tipped pass by quarterback Eli Manning was picked off by Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel.  The Patriots scored with their possession from the turnover, increasing their lead to 38-23.  The Giants scored one last time and the game ended 38-30.

Super Bowl XLII kicks off Sunday, February 3rd at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  We will then know whether EA SPORTS has extended their own winning streak using the Madden NFL engine to predict Super Bowl champions.






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