The annual Super Bowl simulation has been done in Madden 13, putting the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers head to head in a battle for the... err, year. Super Bowl XLVII. Who came out ahead? With the game tied going into its final seconds, the Ravens' Justin Tucker kicked a 40-year field goal to win the game 27-24. I'm pretty sure that means he gets to be on the cover of Madden 14, but I could be wrong.
For a majority of the game the Ravens led, even having a 14-point advantage going into the fourth quarter. At that point, and I could be reading this wrong, but Joe Flacco was hit by a blue shell and the 49ers used the last of their super-meter to core two quick touchdowns. Madden's Super Bowl simulations have correctly predicted seven of the last nine games, excluding the Giants' victory over the undefeated Patriots and that one time Doug pulled the plug in the middle of the game. Damnit, Doug.
Joe Flacco threw 19/27 for 260 yards, while Kaepernick garnered 257 for a touchdown and an interception. Both Ray Rice, coincidentally, picked up 101 yards running. These stat lines seem remarkably similar... I'm not sure if we can trust these numbers, guys. Maybe it'd be best if we went ahead and played the actual Super Bowl just to make sure our Simulation stats were correct.
Tune into the Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3. Expect some, err, uh... football.
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