Madden NFL predicts Pats victory

This Sunday, the New England Patriots will get the chance to become the first NFL team to finish the regular season and playoffs with a 19-0 record, matching the 17-0 season of the 1972 Miami Dolphins and then some. The only team standing in their way is the New York Giants, who will attempt to put...

This Sunday, the New England Patriots will get the chance to become the first NFL team to finish the regular season and playoffs with a 19-0 record, matching the 17-0 season of the 1972 Miami Dolphins and then some. The only team standing in their way is the New York Giants, who will attempt to put a halt on the Pats' historic season by winning the franchise's first Super Bowl in 17 years.

Although football fans everywhere will likely be glued to the TV to watch the game unfold, Electronic Arts has already called a winner with the help of Madden NFL 08. The publisher ran a simulated Super Bowl using the game, and the Patriots continued their winning ways with a 38-30 victory over the Giants.

Though the virtual contest was fairly close the whole way through, the real story of the game is perhaps best told by its simulated players. All-everything quarterback Tom Brady was the Patriots' top performer, completing 29 of 40 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns. On the Giants' side of the field, the best player was field-goal kicker Lawrence Tynes, who made three of four field-goal attempts and was three-for-three on extra points.

As for how effective EA's annual Madden NFL Super Bowl sims are, the publisher touts a perfect record in predicting the last five years' championship games. For more gridiron gaming, check out the GameSpot-SportsGamer SuperBowl Showdown.

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49 comments
jwalley
jwalley

no brady is history in the making. how many wins and losses did the giants get anyways? think about that...

bardkieran
bardkieran

jwalley - umm Pats didnt do it. they went 18-1.1972 Dolphins went 17-0. Sure, Brady will go into the hall of fame someday, hes a good qb. He'll be on the list right under Eli Manning. :D

ivanfred
ivanfred

The Giants proved everyone wrong, including the Madden NFL franchise.

jwalley
jwalley

brady's going straight into the hall of fame.

Jebril
Jebril

Giants were really motivated to win their defense was on FIRE!!!! Seriously if I was Brady I'd be scared seeing those guys coming at me. T_T

jwalley
jwalley

hello did anyone else go 18-0? i don't think so. keep that in your mind.

mrkame16
mrkame16

THE GIANTS WIN HAHAHAHA....IN YOUR FACE MADDEN!!! SUPERBOWL 42 CHAMPS!!

mrkame16
mrkame16

NY GIANTS SUPERBOWL 42 CHAMPIONS!!! YOU WERE WRONG MADDEN !!!!

FlyTags
FlyTags

Guess Madden's simulation forgot to include the Human element.

bardkieran
bardkieran

Woops. Guess computers can't predict things that aren't built on binary. :D

surppo
surppo

madden what do they know? lol

OAKside24
OAKside24

They should release the rosters, etc they used to sim the game, and get the NBA Live team to update as well...

bardkieran
bardkieran

hmmm I wonder if the game accounts for Brady's ankle, or Randy Moss' abuse charges or the fact that neither team is playing at their home stadium.

What next? Predicting lotto numbers by using Brain Training?

FraserAlexander
FraserAlexander

Madden is lifeless, and I hate the pats. Go Giants! screw the odds.

Netherscourge
Netherscourge

I predict the commercials will win the game.

KGB32
KGB32

i hate the damn pats...

majestikk
majestikk

Guess there's no reason to watch the Superbowl then since the Madden sims have been on point for the last 5 years.

o_laggy_o
o_laggy_o

I'd love to meet the genius who made THAT prediction.

NecroCharm
NecroCharm

I hope the Pats do win! I can't stand those arrogant Giants. Isay 49-3 Pats as Brady throws 35-40 for 450 and 5 TD's with no INT while Eli goes 12-35 for 98 yards 0 TD's and 5 INT. I forsee a blowout! GO PATS!

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

In other news, I predict that the sun will rise tomorrow.

satchell78
satchell78

i wanna see Brady throw one threw Strahan's gap

Prosercunus
Prosercunus

Wow what a gamble, betting on the likely team everyone knows will probably win? That being said... Go Giants!

JackfnBurton
JackfnBurton

Let's go G-Men! I like the underdog but let's be realistic - Captain America and the Justice League look like the team of destiny, and their diabolical leader The Hoodie is not going to let the G-Men come close without an epic fight. I want to see the upset but I wouldn't bet money on it. Then again you never can tell; that's why they play the games!

hunter8man
hunter8man

The Giants on Madden are nowhere near the same level of the Patriots. I still think it's going to be a close game no matter what.

D_K
D_K

though this will probably happen, i really dont want it to. Brady blows i hate that pretentious pufter

yukine
yukine

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remmitanceman
remmitanceman

Who doesnt predict a pats win? I really would like to see the big upset though. Too bad its not gonna happen.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Well I dont like those two teams but my money is still on the Pats

Dreski83
Dreski83

not the biggest fan of Madden, but I'm not surprised a passing team like the Pats won in such a sim...

ocdog45
ocdog45

of course the pats are gonna win

jaron553
jaron553

giants win! 28-21 brady throws two ints and manning has none

ChuckNorris82
ChuckNorris82

Booooooo!! I don't like the pats at all!!! But.....their going to win.......so.....yeah...............................I still hate them!

theone332
theone332

keep the hate for the giants coming it what makes them win

XxZocxX
XxZocxX

i bet the pats are going to win by two scores, since they know how the giants defense works after week 16. Tom Brady better play.

blue_tape
blue_tape

That sounds about right. The Pats beat the Giants 38-35 in Week 17, nothing has changed since, so I expect a similar result. Patriots by one score.

gintheplacetobe
gintheplacetobe

That's no surprise. I mean the betting odds for the Pats to win the Superbowl was 3:1 back before the season even started (while last year's champs, The Colts, had odds of 13:1)

tretcharuss
tretcharuss

Why in the hell can't the rest of us simulate games on Madden? You can on APF just fine.

umbaquaw
umbaquaw

Man, this is going to be a tight game but somehow I see the Pats winning. Simulations are nothing but they have a track record of predicting the last 5 years championships so hmm :/

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

That's just like saying most of the U.S. population has a cell phone.

tclvis
tclvis

The Madden Giants did better than their current (inflated) point spread. I think it'll be a one-possession game, and it certainly will be exciting to watch.

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

It'll be a high-Score Game. I hate the Pats, but... they're the team of destiny.

xaos
xaos

What a stretch :)

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

Not really a surprise IMHO except for the 38-30 finish

Polybren
Polybren

This Sunday, the New England Patriots will get the chance to become the first NFL team to finish the regular season and playoffs with a 19-0 record, matching the 17-0 season of the 1972 Miami Dolphins and then some. The only team standing in their way is the New York Giants, who will attempt to put a halt on the Pats' historic season by winning the franchise's first Super Bowl in 17 years.

Although football fans everywhere will likely be glued to the TV to watch the game unfold, Electronic Arts has already called a winner with the help of Madden NFL 08. The publisher ran a simulated Super Bowl using the game, and the Patriots continued their winning ways with a 38-30 victory over the Giants.

Though the virtual contest was fairly close the whole way through, the real story of the game is perhaps best told by its simulated players. All-everything quarterback Tom Brady was the Patriots' top performer, completing 29 of 40 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns. On the Giants' side of the field, the best player was field-goal kicker Lawrence Tynes, who made three of four field-goal attempts and was three-for-three on extra points.

As for how effective EA's annual Madden NFL Super Bowl sims are, the publisher touts a perfect record in predicting the last five years' championship games. For more gridiron gaming, check out the GameSpot-SportsGamer SuperBowl Showdown.