Madden 11 Predicts The Steelers Will Win The Super Bowl

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

The last football game of the season, the Super Bowl, is happening this weekend. The game, which will be played in Dallas’ ridiculous new stadium, looks to be a good one between two storied franchises that know how to build teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers

For over a week the pundits have been talking about who they think will win, and now EA Sports has released data from its annual Madden NFL simulation of the event, pegging the favorite as the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 over the Pack. 

My first thought was, “Hey, that’s a believable score.” But, apparently, realistic scores are par for the Super Bowl simulations that EA has been running over the last several years. Also, Madden simulations have correctly pegged the winner of Super Bowls a stellar six out of the last seven years. That’s quite an impressive record, eh?  
 


== TEASER ==So, how does this year’s Super Bowl shake out according to Madden 11? In addition to dropping a colorful highlight-filled rundown and video, the official Madden blog has provided this handy-dandy chart detailing all the major action:

1st Quarter
  • 12:37 PIT FGS. Suisham missed 41 Yd
  • 7:58 PIT INT T. Polamalu, Intercepts ball on own 43
  • 2:55 PIT TDR. Mendenhall, 2 Yd run (Suisham kick)

2nd Quarter
  • 12:41 PIT FG S. Suisham, 32 Yd FG
  • 8:46 GB FG M. Crosby missed 44 Yd FG
  • 1:29 GB INTA.J. Hawk, Intercepts ball on Pittsburgh 39
  • 0:26 GB TDG. Jennings, 12 Yd pass from A. Rodgers (M. Crosby kick)

3rd Quarter
  • 8:59 PIT TDH. Ward, 17 Yd pass from B. Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
  • 5:10 GB FG M. Crosby, 49 Yd FG
  • 1:16 GB FGM. Crosby, 38 Yd FG

4th Quarter
  • 9:00 GB TD J. Jones, 9 Yd pass from A. Rodgers (M. Crosby kick)
  • 1:20 PIT TDM. Wallace, 36 Yd pass from B. Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
  • 0:20 PIT INTR. Clark, Intercepts ball on own 20 

We probably shouldn’t take this data too seriously, despite the record Madden has in predicting Super Bowl winners. In one franchise season of Madden 11 of mine, for example, the game’s brain gave the Dallas Cowboys a stellar winning record, but this 24-20 score is pretty interesting. Both of the contending teams are defensive-minded, so it’s hard to believe the 30 barrier will be broken... but I guess we’ll see.

Who ya got!?
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

The last football game of the season, the Super Bowl, is happening this weekend. The game, which will be played in Dallas’ ridiculous new stadium, looks to be a good one between two storied franchises that know how to build teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers

For over a week the pundits have been talking about who they think will win, and now EA Sports has released data from its annual Madden NFL simulation of the event, pegging the favorite as the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 over the Pack. 

My first thought was, “Hey, that’s a believable score.” But, apparently, realistic scores are par for the Super Bowl simulations that EA has been running over the last several years. Also, Madden simulations have correctly pegged the winner of Super Bowls a stellar six out of the last seven years. That’s quite an impressive record, eh?  
 


== TEASER ==So, how does this year’s Super Bowl shake out according to Madden 11? In addition to dropping a colorful highlight-filled rundown and video, the official Madden blog has provided this handy-dandy chart detailing all the major action:

1st Quarter
  • 12:37 PIT FGS. Suisham missed 41 Yd
  • 7:58 PIT INT T. Polamalu, Intercepts ball on own 43
  • 2:55 PIT TDR. Mendenhall, 2 Yd run (Suisham kick)

2nd Quarter
  • 12:41 PIT FG S. Suisham, 32 Yd FG
  • 8:46 GB FG M. Crosby missed 44 Yd FG
  • 1:29 GB INTA.J. Hawk, Intercepts ball on Pittsburgh 39
  • 0:26 GB TDG. Jennings, 12 Yd pass from A. Rodgers (M. Crosby kick)

3rd Quarter
  • 8:59 PIT TDH. Ward, 17 Yd pass from B. Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
  • 5:10 GB FG M. Crosby, 49 Yd FG
  • 1:16 GB FGM. Crosby, 38 Yd FG

4th Quarter
  • 9:00 GB TD J. Jones, 9 Yd pass from A. Rodgers (M. Crosby kick)
  • 1:20 PIT TDM. Wallace, 36 Yd pass from B. Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
  • 0:20 PIT INTR. Clark, Intercepts ball on own 20 

We probably shouldn’t take this data too seriously, despite the record Madden has in predicting Super Bowl winners. In one franchise season of Madden 11 of mine, for example, the game’s brain gave the Dallas Cowboys a stellar winning record, but this 24-20 score is pretty interesting. Both of the contending teams are defensive-minded, so it’s hard to believe the 30 barrier will be broken... but I guess we’ll see.

Who ya got!?
#2 Posted by ez123 (1955 posts) -

my pick as well 

#3 Posted by smitty86 (698 posts) -

Fuck Green Bay. That is all.

#4 Posted by baconbringer (38 posts) -

damn right they will.

#5 Posted by Sheetsy77 (198 posts) -

 Booyah, go Steelers!

#6 Posted by Aetheldod (3542 posts) -

GO STEELERS nuff' said >:(

#7 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -

I'm still going with the Lions.

#8 Posted by s7evn (1072 posts) -

Argh, fuck the steelers, I hope GB walks all over them.

#9 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I don't like Aaron Rodgers. Go Steelers.

#10 Posted by Robitt (349 posts) -

Sounds reasonable. I know better then to doubt a computer.

#11 Posted by WilliamHenry (1202 posts) -

Sports? Pfft.

#12 Posted by Branthog (7469 posts) -

Isn't the Superbowl last month?

#13 Posted by Yelix (333 posts) -

Not a big Packers fan, but I vehemently dislike Ben Roethlisberger, so go Pack.
 
In a perfect world, I'd be saying "Go Chiefs!" right now. But I'll just have to wait for that to be a reality.

#14 Posted by Erik (386 posts) -

InB4MaddenNFL11Fail

#15 Posted by Castiel (2557 posts) -
@Branthog said:
" Isn't the Superbowl last month? "
Obviously not. ;)
#16 Posted by jasj24 (22 posts) -

Go Packers!!!

#17 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

A 50/50 chance, oh boy. Lame shit.

#18 Posted by Dudacles (1445 posts) -
@Branthog said:
" Isn't the Superbowl last month? "
I would assume not, considering these guys are talking about it as though it hasn't happened yet.
#19 Posted by Nadafinga (957 posts) -

What's with the Green Bay hostility?

#20 Posted by shatteringlast (221 posts) -

I wonder what it predicted for the greatest Super Bowl of all time, 42...

#21 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

It's indoors, the packers are going to march up and down the field with through the air.  

#22 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Wait. Are we still doing Madden predictions? I refuse to accept that a computer is doing this.

#23 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

Undecided. I do like the Madden predictions though. It's a neat video game tradition.

#24 Posted by ScionOfThor (26 posts) -

I'm a Ravens fan, so I hope the Steelers get their asses handed to them
#25 Posted by Jimbo (9796 posts) -

Well shit, they should have asked it how Elite 11 would turn out.

#26 Posted by bgbball31 (19 posts) -

Go Pack!
 
Side note, the only one Madden got wrong was NY vs. NE, and I think we can be forgiving on that one given the catch that had to be made for the upset to be pulled off.

#27 Posted by CrazyManDan (18 posts) -

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. Go Pack Go!

#28 Posted by Dalai (7016 posts) -

That's nice, but what about the Bud Bowl? I've got my money on Bud Light.

#29 Posted by D4RKSH33P (58 posts) -
@JJWeatherman:
LOLWUT? 
Aaron Rodgers is like the least offensive person ever. He rarely complains or says a negative word about anyone or really boasts about his own accomplishments. 
 
Big Ben on the other hand likes to flash his Little Ben in clubs to random girls......
#30 Posted by hagridore (500 posts) -

Not going to happen.

#31 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

As long as Madden agrees with me, I'm happy. 

#32 Posted by Darkstorn (464 posts) -

Let's go Steelersssss! Hines Waaaaard, brothaaaaa!

#33 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

I wonder what would happen if it got it completely correct... Has that ever happened? 
 
I guess that would mean that football games have come to the point of having perfect AI.  Or that madden should play the lottery or something.

#34 Posted by Cameron (596 posts) -

Green Bay and Giant Bomb are both GB, therefore I will put my imaginary money on Green Bay. I support one GB, I might as well support the other.

#35 Posted by Condor120 (12 posts) -

all I have to say is this 
 
GO PACK GO

#36 Edited by hfm (76 posts) -

  *EDIT* .. ahh I see two missed FG.. my bad!! Thx nk19.. I thought I was going insane.. 
 
Umm.. I just added this up and got  27-23  not 24-20...  

Box Score..  
QTR   1   2   3   4    F  
GB     0  10   6   7   23
PIT   10   3   7   7   27 
 
 
*adjusts glasses*

#37 Posted by zacharai (87 posts) -
@ScionOfThor said:
" I'm a Ravens fan, so I hope the Steelers get their asses handed to them "
Really?  Saying "the team that beat us won the Super Bowl" sounds a lot better than "the team that beat us lost in the Super Bowl", at least as far as the Ravens are concerned. 
 
But I understand the hostility — Ray-ray's not going to last forever, and Reed's getting up there too.
#38 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -
@hfm: first quarter missed FG by steelers. 
 
in other news, GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#39 Posted by This_Dude (295 posts) -

GO STEELERS!!!

#40 Posted by TheHBK (5471 posts) -

I don't know if Green Bay can win.  I will be rooting for them.  But I sure as hell don't want to see Roethlisberger win another ring.  HE RAPED A GIRL IN A BATHROOM!!!!

#41 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -
@Nadafinga said:
" What's with the Green Bay hostility? "
Apparently the gb community loves them a  serial rapist.  
#42 Posted by BigLemon (1022 posts) -
@gingertastic_10 said:
" I'm still going with the Lions. "
this.
#43 Posted by fillmoejoe (1469 posts) -

Can you guys post a pic with the actual teams and not just a random pic of the game.

#44 Posted by Gregomasta (1541 posts) -
@ninjakiller said:
" @Nadafinga said:
" What's with the Green Bay hostility? "
Apparently the gb community loves them a  serial rapist.   "
True that, I'm a Chicagoin and I'm rooting for the cheese heads.  Ben Rapethlisberger is going down.
#45 Posted by jaydizzle (10 posts) -

Only time will tell...

#46 Posted by eagles_band (159 posts) -

Now if EA could learn how to make Madden better. 

#47 Edited by MisterMouse (3544 posts) -

Ugh man, to be honest I could care less about this superbowl. I dont care about the Steelers or the Packers... although if I have to choose I want the packers to win...

#48 Posted by Grilledcheez (3945 posts) -

Steelers shall prevail!

#49 Posted by ajamafalous (11938 posts) -

The only team I hate more than the Steelers is the Colts.

#50 Posted by DBagalot (159 posts) -

Just something about the steelers that gets under my skin.  ugh.. GO PACKS. Althought im not a packs fan.

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