Broncos win Super Bowl 48 in dramatic fashion, according to Madden simulation

Denver Broncos defeat Seattle Seahawks in a 31-28 overtime thriller to claim Lombardi Trophy, according to EA Sports virtual simulation.

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The Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl 48 this weekend by defeating the Seattle Seahawks 31-28 in a overtime thriller, according to a virtual simulation of the game using Madden NFL 25, EA Sports announced today. Broncos kicker Matt Prater drills a 48-yard field goal to seal the victory.

The game was played on Xbox One using the latest roster updates. A video replay of the match-up can be seen below.

Before you shrug your shoulders or roll your eyes, remember that EA Sports' annual Madden Super Bowl simulation has accurately predicted 8 of the last 10 Lombardi Trophy winners.

According to the Super Bowl simulation, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning not only wins his second Super Bowl ring, but is named MVP of the big game on the back of a 322-yard, three touchdown performance.

The real Super Bowl 48, the one that actually counts, takes place Sunday, February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The game starts at 6:30 EDT on FOX.

Discussion

142 comments
Zoomer30
Zoomer30

That could explain it : The Broncos saw this and figured "in da bag". I will say this game would been better to watch, reality was a joke. No computer can predict the first snap of the game going out the the end zone   

Karchy
Karchy

One would think that Football is played with the foot...

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

Well EA headquarters are in california, and the seahawks just beat the 49er's....somebody's angry.

turbojugend16
turbojugend16

Simple-minded 'muricans and their "football"... Just joking, I'm Eurotrash and I love Amerrycu*t football :P

neocommi
neocommi

Year of the Horse.  Start it right Broncos.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Should be a great game... Top offense vs top defense. Couldn't really ask for a much better turnout.

hadlee73
hadlee73

The tough thing about the Madden sim trying to pick this year's game, is that the Seattle Seahawks are such an unknown quantity of players, so the game probably doesn't recognize the caliber of their defense. Saying that, if they don't shut down Manning Seattle could be in for a *very* long day.

Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

Didn't need a sim to figure this one out. Only way Broncos going to lose is if they royally screw up or some unexpected event happens.  

deadpen
deadpen

I don't know which is more of a waste of time this super bowl or the real super bowl.

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If it was programmed by anyone but EA I might put some stock in it.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

My experience with Madden is that the "simulation" changes towards the end so that it is always a close game.  I remember games where I was up like 44-0 near the end and all of the sudden just about every play I ran was a turnover and every AI play was a big gain or score.  Granted I haven't played it since like 2005.

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You know years ago I put more stock in this, but just judging from EAs recent quality I dont think its that accurate anymore. I personally think the seahawks are going to win though and the broncos will look worse then normal because that is what a good defense always does.

ggregd
ggregd

Uh, did you get permission to use the term "Super Bowl?" ® (all rights reserved, 2014 National Football League  ® ™)

Mr-Pbody
Mr-Pbody

BS The seahawks defense is gonna make manning choke and sherman and thomas are gonna be knocking down passes all day the hawks only weakness in the forty-niner game was capernick running the ball which is something manning would never risk himself doing and we got percey harvey to help out our offensive.



GO SEAHAWKS 

deth420
deth420

...and the streets will be filled with smoke!

MonstaTruk
MonstaTruk

Pshyeah...lol.  That's about the only type of situation where they win, also.  Those Seahawk DB's are just WAY TOO FAST for Denver's receivers/ends.  I don't have a dog in this race, just telling it like it is from someone who watches WAY TOO MUCH sports...

godhand1942
godhand1942

Seems people don't really read articles. It was correct 8/10 times. That imo is pretty impressive.

Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

I'm confused where people think the Seahawks have this amazing offense.  Sure, they poured it on the sucky teams, but that's about it.  The Broncos have a decent defense as well.  They just give up a lot more points because they're on the field more (because they score so much.)


Also, they lost to the Colts as well.  They also lost to the Cardinals.  This should be a good game, and here are my game decision factors.


It's cold.  Manning hates the cold.  Seattle has Beast Mode.  The #1 defense has won 3 out of 4 times when facing against the #1 offense in the super bowl.


BUT, it's Manning.  He's ready to retire.  He wants this win so he can quit before his neck falls off.  BRONCOS WIN 31-27, but not in overtime.  But by riding Manning's back down the field with less than 2 minutes to go!

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

I think Broncos will win.

Luck you all that my Corinthians is not on NFL, the best team of the world history.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I always go for the underdogs so Seahawks it is.

kane6911
kane6911

if you think that broncos can beat seattle you are stupid as hell. lets look at this from a football situation. every team that the broncos has face with a great defense they lost against ( colts, chargers). the broncos can not run the ball and they do not have a defense non what so ever. payton is a pocket passer not scrambler. seattle has the best defense the nfl has ever seen so far this year, you can not run the ball and you can not pass the ball on seattle. seattle does not hide their defense you know what they are going to when you see them at the line, they hit harder than any of the teams payton has played and they take the ball away more. yes i am seahawks fan and you do not see this ass whipping come from seattle you are crazy. seattle wins this 24-18.  defense rules. 

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Karchy I know. Funny thing is you don't want to kick the ball unless you are going for a game winning field goal or extra point.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@hadlee73 Yeah, well Richard Sherman is pretty much a household name now. I knew who he was back in his Stanford days, which makes me scratch my head at people calling him a thug. He graduated from freaking Stanford. Which also makes me scratch my head a little at him for being such a trash talker. Stanford guys don't do that. But it is entertaining.

mellow09
mellow09

@Blue-SkyThe only way the Broncos don't unexpectedly win is if they unexpectedly lose. Brilliant conclusion.

littleb75
littleb75

Andrew Luck had no problem throwing against them. Just saying. T.y. Hilton schooled Sherman as well. All im saying is don't is manning always makes the best defenses look bad.even more so when they run collage schemes. It's going to be a good first half. Go BroBroncosncG

Judeuduarte
Judeuduarte

@godhand1942 yeah that was exactly what I was thinking. Sure each game has a 50% to get it right, but 8/10 is very impressive imo

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@Tigerbite2 The seahawks offense is their only weakness. Its not as amazing as the defense, but it still gets the job done. Also their quarterback gets me worried sometimes and he is a liability compared to manning.

amari24
amari24

Actually, most people or 'analysts' have the Seahawks winning (as of now). The Seahawks and the Broncos were both the #1 seeds entering the playoffs so there really isn't an underdog in this game. Either way, it should be a good one assuming the lights don't go out. I'm choosing Denver to win.

davidbfaxon
davidbfaxon

Only a dumb a$$ like you kane6911 like you would say something like the Seahawks have the beat defense the NFL has ever seen so far this season. The Seahawks only have the 36th best defense of all-time that is not even a top 10 defense all-time. Yes, the Seahawks have the best defense in the NFL this year. The Broncos posted the best offensive team ever this year. Talking about the best ever you would be talking about the Broncos not the Seahawks.

littleb75
littleb75

I love the colts. Training camp is my town. You have to be stupid if you think the colts defense is good. since we are throwing the

stupid word around

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911 lol, yeah right, that's why Moreno ran for over 200 yards in Foxboro. Denver can run the ball just fine, and they completely shut down the run in the postseason so far, if they contain 'beast mode' like they have been containing backs, it'll be hard for the seahawks to prevail. Denver has the most prolific passing game they haven't had to rely on the run, but they're more than capable of running as solid as any other team if they have to.

kane6911
kane6911

does anybody watch the regular season games. the broncos lost against the charger and the colts. two team with great defenses. seattle is a juggernaut with an offense that can beat bronco's. defense win championship. offense doesn't   

notorious98
notorious98

@amari24The opening line was a "pick 'em".  Denver is now favored.  That means the betting public is picking Denver a majority of the time.  That makes Seattle the underdog.

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 

how stupid could you be they didn't play anybody. and as far the patriots go they didn't have defense either. if payton manning gets hit in this game he will be just like RGIII hurt and can't play seattle will hurt you they are viscous. payton is a good QB seattle is younger faster, meaner and they don't care how they win as long as they win. win  you have a team with the stat and skills like seattle against some like patyon who is a pocket passer and can not scramble to get out the way. it's a good day to be a seahawks and a bad day to be bronco.   

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911 I mean, colin kaepernick turned the ball over 3 times and the 49ers still had a chance to win in the end.

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@kane6911 Yeah I think the seahawks will win possibly by a lot. The seahawks look as good as their record the whole year. There are good reasons they have lost 1 game the whole year so far. They are going to bring their A game for the super bowl and I just dont see the broncos winning. Everyone just loves manning take away him they have no chance.

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

trust me i know dude. 2005 we got robbed because the refs wanted the Bus to get his ring before he retired man. and how fitting it was Detroit where he was from. 

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

i understand as two football lovers i wish you the same i just can't wait for seattle to get that ring man. it's been a long time coming. 

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911@jet81583@Mr-Pbody best of luck to your team, bud. No disrespect, I just hope it's my broncos hoisting that Lombardi trophy. Your team will be great for along time, you got young guys, that's the difference. The story might not be the same 5 years from now with my broncos because they're not as young as the seahawks so for that I hope this is the year for my broncos, they deserve it and I deserve it as a long time fan of the franchise.

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

you need to man. like i said i like the guy he's from Louisiana i see and his brothers in new orleans a lot. but this is not a team that particular cares about the well being of the teams health. 

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

thats because seattle knows how to recruit players. it takes awhile but hey they did it. i like both teams but i fear for paytons health in this game with three neck surgery if get's hit by a player it maybe lights out. for his career. 

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911@Mr-Pbody seahawks are an excellent opponent, but it was definitely beast mode and their defense that got them here.

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911@jet81583@Mr-Pbody lol, the NFC is a much weaker conference man. It'll be a good game, but I'm still pulling for my broncos and I sincerely hope Peyton helps bring home a championship. This wait is long overdue. Your hawks were there in 2005, it's been since 1999 for my broncos.

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

a 9-7 team by the NFL standers shouldn't be in the playoffs man. it just that AFC was the weakest part In the nfl dude. The NFC is the best division right now.   

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 


Dude the AFC sucked this year. All the major players In that conference where not in the playoffs. anytime the steelers are not it you know you are a week conference   

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

no we had more people out on offense and defense.  denver does have more weapons on offense but thats nothing to us we have contained more and wrost. just see sunday. it's a great day to be a seahawk. 

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 


once again. you fail to understand that most teams in the AFC where not great teams this years. they where the worst in the league. the NFC is the best the conference now. 

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

seattle has been playing hurt all hurt all season long. these two weeks off will help with that. trust me the seattle team you will see come Superbowl will a explosive. with all their team mates back on the line.  

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911@jet81583@Mr-Pbody defense has been really solid in the postseason and my broncos have the personnel to contain, they just have to show up like they have been as of lately. Pot roast terrance knighton has done a great job containing the run of the opposition, that just has to continue for this game as well.

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911@jet81583@Mr-Pbody the seattle offense will really have to step up to give themselves a chance. Both teams will have to not give it to the other team as well. lol

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

the teams that have played in the post season where not running QB's eithers.  broncos are the best offense. but offense with no real defense is going to a bad combo in the super against seattle 

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 


again any team would have done that if they have that team 3 times in the regular season dude. and payton is a great QB but he will hell handed to him this sunday with a defense that is just made to put you out the game.

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 @Mr-Pbody 

Im not doubting them. but their defense sucks man. they have a great offense but no real defense. this is where seattle is at it's best. they will but him under constant pressure.  seattle will take the ball away as well because throwing on seattle is a dangerous thing to do when they are best at interception and forcing fumbles. so go hawks.   

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911@Mr-Pbody Peyton is a much better quarterback then kaepernick, don't forget that and 49ers still had a chance with 3 turnovers in the end.

kane6911
kane6911

@Mr-Pbody @jet81583 @kane6911 

seattle is the team at the end of the day who will win this game sunday. payton will be good as usual but seattle is just bit more than he can handle right now. 

Mr-Pbody
Mr-Pbody

@jet81583 @kane6911 but the hawks had them shut down cept for capernick stupid runs and he would get them a first down like 3 times i think and that was the only weakness in our defense that was it

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911 49ers offense is nowhere near as good as denvers, I'll just say that.

jet81583
jet81583

@kane6911@jet81583 lol, seahawks had an easier schedule, all I'm saying is the seahawks are a formidable opponent no doubt, but if a team shuts down beast mode it makes it that much harder on the seahawks, there offense goes through beast mode.

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 they had and easy schedule dude. if they had played the 49rs. they would had been out

jet81583
jet81583

Peyton has had great protection throughout...

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@jet81583@Mr-Pbody@kane6911 I think the seahawks need to get pressure on manning, but I dont think they will. If manning has all day to pass hes going to march down the field each possession

Mr-Pbody
Mr-Pbody

@jet81583 @Mr-Pbody @kane6911 but russell can make those big game passes i know he hasn't been doing well in the last couple of games but he will step it up and we will beat your broncos

Mr-Pbody
Mr-Pbody

@jet81583 @Mr-Pbody @kane6911 and lynch made a 51 yard touchdown in the NFC champ and we have percy havery back for the super bowl which will open up the bronco defensive line and your gonna say the Seahawks have no weapons specially since baldwin and tate can make stuff happen when you least expect them too cause nobody get out of the pocket like russell

jet81583
jet81583

@Mr-Pbody@jet81583@kane6911 seahawks have a great defense but there offense isn't that solid, they're 27th in the passing game. It will be a great game, but my broncos are a great squad too, so don't write them off.

Mr-Pbody
Mr-Pbody

@jet81583 @kane6911 and the seahawks aren't manning is old dude and he cant hustle like russell and make something out of nothing

kane6911
kane6911

@jet81583 @kane6911 

you need to remember if had not been for kaepernick they wouldn't have had those points anyway. they could not run and they could not throw. seattle shut all that down. plus that was 3rd time those teams played. so the knew how to play seattle. denver never played the seahawk so he is in for a shock.