The Super Bowl happens this weekend, as millions of football fans get hyped for the big game and millions of non-fans look forward to the giant spreads of junk food. Either way, a whole lot of people are going to be watching American football this weekend, and we’ve all got to contend with one inescapable fact: the actual Super Bowl game is often dreadfully boring.
But the official Madden 20 simulation of the game says that won’t be the case this year. EA’s prediction is a nail-biter with a whole lot of lead changes throughout the game and big final score of 35-31 in favour of the Kansas City Chiefs. As EA breaks down in a press release, the San Francisco 49ers get off to a strong start and fight to the end, but MVP Patrick Mahomes breaks the single-season passing touchdown record to bring it home for KC.
Madden’s had a surprisingly strong run in predicting Super Bowl winners. The game has successfully predicted ten of the past 16 victors, though it may have peaked with its perfect prediction of Super Bowl 49, where the Patriots beat the Seahawks 28-24. Since then, Madden’s only made successful predictions for one of the past four games.