Madden NFL 16 Places Its Bets on a Panthers Victory in Super Bowl 50 Simulation

on February 1, 2016 11:36 AM

With the epic showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos waiting in this Sunday’s Super Bowl 50, the annual simulation from EA and Madden NFL 16 once again is available for viewers to try and decide their last-minute Super Bowl predictions ahead of the big game.

The annual simulated prediction from Madden NFL 16 was released by EA ahead of the biggest football game of the year this Sunday, with the video showing its simulated prediction of the match between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

According to the Madden simulation, the prediction comes down to a victory for the Carolina Panthers against the Broncos at a final score of 24-20, with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton being named the MVP with a 19-26 passing performance, and a total 216 yards from the game, and bringing the Panthers to their Super Bowl victory with a rushing touchdown.

Aside from being a fun annual tradition before the big game, the Madden simulation has had a surprisingly good track record of predicting the outcome of the Super Bowl, with EA noting that its Super Bowl simulation has correctly predicted the Super Bowl outcome for nine of the last twelve Super Bowl games.

In particular, last year’s simulation even correctly guessed the final score from the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks game, and even foresaw the Patriots’ winning comeback by Tom Brady throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to Julian Edelman – clearly, someone at EA is a psychic.

Super Bowl 50 will take place this Sunday, February 7th, 2016 – in the meantime, you can check out the full simulation from Madden NFL 16 below –

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.