Madden NFL 11 picks Steelers as Super Bowl XLV champs

Nail-biter sees Pittsburgh edge out Green Bay 24-20 in final moments of EA Sports' annual sim of Sunday's big game.

EA Sports has become eerily good at predicting Super Bowl winners, having successfully divined the winner of six of the last seven big games with its best-selling gridiron simulation Madden NFL. With the contest between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers locked in for Sunday, EA Sports said today that its annual simulation has picked the Steelers as winners of Super Bowl XLV.

According to EA's simulation, the Steelers and Packers will largely be caught in a defensive struggle up until the fourth quarter, with the score locked at 13-17 favoring Pittsburgh. However, the Aaron Rodgers-led Pac-attack will strike first in the fourth, with a James Jones touchdown pass giving Green Bay the lead.

Mike Wallace might just sink Green Bay in the final minutes of Sunday's game.

However, with 1:20 left on the clock, Ben Roethlisberger hit a digital Mike Wallace to give the Steelers the 24-20 win. The sim went on to name Wallace as Super Bowl MVP, having caught five passes for 111 yards and a TD.

The actual Super Bowl XLV will kick off at 3:30 PST on Fox. Gamers looking for more information on Madden NFL 11 can check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Jake518
Jake518

Down with the stealers!

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

The Packers are the only NFL team to be owned by a town, not one super rich guy who tells everybody what to do. And you know what else? The Packers stadium, Lambeu Field is booked for the next 15 years. That's how much the people love the Pack.

Habast
Habast

@fishnbeans128 Hahaha, I'm not mad. If I was, I would have thrown in a few exclamation points XD.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Woot I got £5 on Steelers to win

acerpg007
acerpg007

Go Pack Go! The Packers has always been underrated and underdogged in this playoff, nothing has change. And the winning streak of the Pack won't change either..

daabulls23
daabulls23

@wwonka666 That's what I get for skimming an article. Also, the pick of the word "divined" might have thrown me off.

wwonka666
wwonka666

@daabulls23 Did you even read the article before posting a comment? They have picked 6 out of the last 7 for the big game since they started this simulation. Some people.

daabulls23
daabulls23

Are these ever right? Sounds very plausible, though.

fishnbeans128
fishnbeans128

@Habast 1. Take a Chill Pill 2. Sorry i didn't know 3. WTF?

Daian
Daian

Steelers FTW is correct! :P

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

I don't want to see the steelers win a seventh super bowl title. Go packers

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Black and Yellow all day! Forget the haters :)

zMd113
zMd113

Booooo! Go Pack Attack!

Mairusz69
Mairusz69

I do a Najeh Davenport All Over Madden 2011!

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

Well, last year Madden predicted the Saints were gonna win, & that happened, so this prediction is quite plausible.

LAboy06
LAboy06

Girls that want money will accuse a famous athlete of sexual assualt, even if it was purely consensual. Some girls are just scandelous.

wiiplay1
wiiplay1

Lots of Packer fans here! Now I can't say I'm a fan of Big Ben and their whole crew, but I like them more than I like the Packers. Which is why it was awesome when my Lions beat the Packers, 7-3! And I was right there to see it! Go Lions! But yeah, I'm cheering the Steelers for this one.

nick_manthe
nick_manthe

@mellow09 "The Packers cleared are Matt Flynn, Josh Sitton, Korey Hall, Brad Jones, Khalil Jones and Clay Matthews"- WLUK TV in Green Bay

oneligas
oneligas

hey i don't want the Steelers to win the Super Bowl this year, next year or ever again, But the last time the Packers got it done was because of Desmond Howard's MVP game, i mean when has a wide receiver/kick returner ever pulled off a reception, kick off and punt return for a 3 touch down game.no thanks to Brett Favre and his "gunslinger" style of QB, oh and i do know about sports and more about sports failures since i see them every year.

packers91
packers91

@mellow09 pulling something out of your ass does not count as a source

mellow09
mellow09

@cwagmire21 Hate to ruin your superbowl but 6 Packer players have also been accused of rape: linebackers Brad Jones and Clay Matthews, guard Josh Sitton, safety Khalil Jones, fullback Korey Hall and backup quarterback Matt Flynn. A seventh Packer player under investigation.

Habast
Habast

@fishnbeans128 Obviously you didn't follow through with that story at all. Rodgers had already talked to her before and signed something for her. She said herself that she didn't feel "snubbed" and that she wasn't angry at all. Maybe he was just tired/not feeling well or something came up with his family or girlfriend that made him distressed, you don't know anything about what was going on in his life that day so don't judge someone when you don't know anything about the situation. And even if he was just in a bad mood and ignored her for no good reason, it's still not some heinous crime he committed.

PwNiShEr1216
PwNiShEr1216

@WindsweptSpy couldnt agree more....so go packers :)

Habast
Habast

I'm not really a Packers fan, but I'm sick of seeing the same teams make it all the time (Pats, Colts, Steelers). So go Packers!

goku2000
goku2000

I'm pulling for the Packers on Sunday. All of my co-workers are Steelers fans, and I wanna see them burn.

WindsweptSpy
WindsweptSpy

Hate the steelers... They're garbage, so, go packers.

missonrs
missonrs

i'm a vikings fan, i'm sure not going to root for the packers anytime soon now.

packers91
packers91

You're from Cleveland and therefore know nothing about sports. GO PACK GO!

oneligas
oneligas

as a loyal and miserable Cleveland sports fan i have no doubts about the Steelers winning the Super Bowl. i knew it was going to happen before the AFC/NFC championship games were even played.

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

Im not a steelers or packers fan, but i would like to see Green Bay win this.

cornerback3
cornerback3

I've slowly become a packers fan over the past few years... I hope this isn't how the Superbowl turns out!

fkbwii
fkbwii

If it goes like, that it'll be a great game to watch. But I'm rooting for the Packers!

packers91
packers91

Madden always makes the Steelers, Pats and Cowboys better than they really are

fishnbeans128
fishnbeans128

@Cwagmire21 Hey, Roethlisberger does this, Rodgers snubs a cancer patient. What can you do?

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

Definitely, not rooting for Roethlisberger seeing after what he did in Milledgeville, GA and got away with. He was lucky he only got a suspension of a few games rather than jail time. I'm not even a Packer fan, but GO PACKERS!