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.

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.

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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.

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

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.

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

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.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Well this version of Madden is a messy piece of crap. So in much the same way that we're supposed believe everything Eric Cartman says,  we're supposed to believe this. I.e., not. Seattle's first Superbowl victory ever, against the Denver Broncos. Going to be epic.

cmatt28
cmatt28

I also think the Broncos will win and based on my track record that means put everything you have on the Seahawks.

Dark_Mits
Dark_Mits

And according to F1 2013, Rosberg should have had most pole positions and Alonso would be champion

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

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

@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.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

@Vidpci absolutely false. Seattle has the best secondary in the game and the best defense the NFL has seen in a long time. Peyton is the best QB in the league, sure, but the defenses he went up against in the AFC were utter crap compared to Seattle's. He's not ready to face Seattle's line and passing defense, plain and simple. If Denver does win, it will be close, not a blowout as you so hilariously predicted.

clr84651
clr84651

@Vidpci 

Seahawks are very good. 

I'm a Patriots fan. 

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.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

@Vidpci I reposted this comment ^^ because GS deleted it. No sour language, no bad links, nothing. Looks like we've got a donkey fan moderator among us.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

@Vidpci Let's also not forget that Seattle beat Denver 40 to 10 in the pre season. I know, that was a long time ago. But still. 40... to... 10.

unkulrico
unkulrico

@hardcore69er  im a steelers fan too! and also live in Pittsburgh west (az) but your point is invalid, the cardinals with lol carson palmer beat seattle IN seattle with a horrible offense and decent (a little bit better than Denver) defense. any given sunday though. I just want to hear shehawk fans try to blame the refs again for another sb loss.

hardcore69er
hardcore69er

@Vidpci I am a steelers fan too, and you are an idiot. Do you know anything about football? You would know that the broncos have one of the worst defenses in the NFL. You would also know that Seattle is one of the best offenses in the NFL. Denver is a passing team who can NOT run the ball. Seattle has THE best pass defense in the league on top of that they have a near record breaking INT record. Peyton can throw the ball all he wants, clearly the best passer in the NFL BUT with a poor defense and a terrible line vs seattle offense and some of the best Defensive line AND secondary Seahawks will come out on top by a long shot.