Madden NFL predicts Super Bowl LV: Kansas City Chiefs win
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will retreat from Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win their 2nd straight Super Bowl, 37-27, states Madden NFL 21’s yearly simulation. Get your bets down now!
Although unscientific — to state the least — EA Sports’ simulation of the huge video game™️ has actually been extremely precise, or a minimum of fortunate, over the previous 17 years. Madden called in 2015’s Chiefs accomplishment too, understanding spread (KC -1.5) and straight-up winner, however once again missing out on the over/under (53.5, and the last can be found in under). Madden normally bets the over, as is the wont of a high-scoring computer game, after all.
The Madden Sim is no Cray-crashing Next Gen Duplicates analysis — it’s some guys in a workplace park in Florida running one (1) CPU-vs-CPU simulation on All-Pro/Simulation problem, 6 minute quarters, all sliders set to 50 — i.e., the ranked multiplayer criteria. Still, it kicks up some unusually particular forecasts that we like highlighting. For instance:
- Mahomes’ passing line: 422 lawns, 4 goals — that would be the third-most passing lawns in a single video game, and there have actually been 6 efficiencies where a QB tossed 4 or more goal passes.
- Brady’s passing line: 332 lawns, three TDs, one interception. Strong totals, but not the Super Bowl’s greatest performance in a losing effort.
- Third quarter, quoting from EA Sports’ release directly: “Mahomes comes out hot in the second half with a 63-yard touchdown pass back to [Tyreek] Hill, who, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, hits a top speed of 22 mph.” News flash, everyone hits a top speed of 22 mph once they get into the secondary, including my created running back.
- The fourth quarter is closer than the final score suggests. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (one of 4 Madden NFL cover stars appearing in the Super Bowl, a record) lands a touchdown pass from good bud Brady to tie the score. Mahomes responds with a video game-sealing drive and 12-yard scamper for the TD. The Chiefs tack on a late field goal, however even without it, they’re clear of the real-life point spread (Chiefs by 3).
Lifetime, Madden is 11-6 against the spread, 8-9 against the O/U, and 11-6 calling the straight-up winner. A small sample size, however any Vegas promote worth his 1-900 number would take pride in that record.
Super Bowl LV begins at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 7, with CBS’ Jim Nantz and Tony Romo calling the action. It’s the very first time a group will play the Super Bowl on its house field (Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Arena), although only 25,000 fans will be allowed to see it. Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan sing the nationwide anthem, and The Weeknd carries out at halftime.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.