Super Bowl 2014: Madden 25 predicts an overtime nail-biter


Jan 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; General view of the Roman numerals of Super Bowl XLVIII at Super Bowl Boulevard on Broadway. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps there is nothing more painful than losing a game in overtime. Well, maybe there is: how about losing the Super Bowl in overtime?

If the latest simulation of “Madden 25” is correct, that will be the Seahawks fate when they take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

The simulation predicts the Seahawks and Broncos will be tied at 28 after four quarters, and Denver will take home the Lombardi Trophy after Matt Prater hits a 48-yard field goal in an extra period to give the Broncos a 31-28 victory.

The video game predicts that the Seahawks will have a 10-7 lead at the half, but that Denver will score 14 unanswered in the third quarter to make it a 21-10 game.

From there, Seattle will stage a furious fourth quarter comeback to tie the game before regulation ends.

Here is a video of the simulation:

Even though it’s just a video game, the annual Madden simulations have been eerily accurate.

The video game has correctly predicted the winner of eight of the last 10 Super Bowls.

Here is a list of those predictions followed by the actual score of the game, via Yahoo! Games. The two in bold were incorrectly predicted by Madden.

– Super Bowl XLVII
Madden: Ravens, 27, 49ers, 24
Actual score: Ravens, 34, 49ers, 31

– Super Bowl XLVI
Madden: Giants, 27, Patriots, 24
Actual score: Giants, 21, Patriots, 17

– Super Bowl XLV
Madden: Steelers, 24, Packers, 20
Actual score: Packers, 31, Steelers, 25

– Super Bowl XLIV
Madden: Saints 35, Colts 31
Actual score: Saints 31, Colts 17

– Super Bowl XLIII
Madden: Steelers 28, Cardinals 24
Actual score: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23

– Super Bowl XLII
Madden: Patriots 38, Giants 30
Actual score: Giants 17, Patriots 14

– Super Bowl XLI
Madden: Colts 38, Bears 27
Actual score: Colts 29, Bears 17

– Super Bowl XL
Madden: Steelers 24, Seahawks 19
Actual score: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10

– Super Bowl XXXIX
Madden: Patriots 47, Eagles 31
Actual score: Patriots 24, Eagles 21

– Super Bowl XXXVIII
Madden: Patriots 23, Panthers 20
Actual Score: Patriots 32, Panthers 29