Woah! EA Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX prediction, using Madden NFL 15, was spot on.
In the week leading up to the big game, the game publisher released a simulation of the Super Bowl using the latest edition of Madden… and nailed it.
EA accurately predicted that the New England Patriots would mount a last minute comeback to defeat the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28-24, but it also forsaw Tom Brady’s fourth-quarter game-winning pass to Julian Edelman.
It also predicted that the Patriots would score first, Tom Brady would take home the MVP trophy. It was just 27 yards off Brady’s total passing yardage (355 vs. 328), while getting his total touchdowns (4) correct.
EA was also just 3 yards and 1 catch away from perfectly calling Julian Edelman’s entire game.
It didn’t, however, correctly predict the Seahawks’ intercepted final pass, picked by undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler.