EA SPORTS Predicts Super Bowl Outcome

February 4, 2010

EA Sports has done what countless others has this week. Playing the Super Bowl match-up on Madden 10 for the Xbox 360. EA has predicted the New Orleans Saints will defeat the Indianapolis Colts 35-31. The EA team used rosters from both teams and played out the Super match-up via simulation. This one of the really good things about sport titles, if you don’t like the outcome of your team’s game, then pop in the title of your choice and change history. Here is the run down on how the simulation went for EA:

The first three quarters display the offensive fireworks that both teams have become known for, with the Colts leading 24-21. A nail biting fourth quarter begins with a big play, courtesy of the Saints’ special teams, when Reggie Bush returns a punt for a 42-yard touchdown. However, with minutes left in the game the duo of Joseph Addai and Peyton Manning put the Colts back on top with a go-ahead touchdown pass. With the game hanging in the balance, Drew Brees hits David Thomas for an 11-yard touchdown and the game winning score. Drew Brees takes home MVP honors as the Saints earn their first Super Bowl Championship title in the franchise’s 46 year history.

We can only hope that the real game will be that exciting and full of the drama we sports fans love. It is worth noting that EA was able to do the same setup for the NFC and AFC Championship games and successfully predicted the outcome of each game with a margin of error at about 3 points. Not a bad percentage. But that is not all that EA and Xbox have planned for the week of activities.

Also on tap will be a competition for fans On Thursday, February 4 when the Cincinnati Bengals’ Chad Ochocinco (gamertag: Ochocinco MBGwF) will face off against fans on Madden NFL 10 in a very special Super Bowl Game with Fame session brought to you by EA and Xbox 360. Be sure to keep an eye out for the session on Xbox LIVE at 6:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. PST) to see if you will indeed be the one that takes down the high flying wide receiver.

But that’s not all folks. After the Game with Fame session for fans, EA and the Xbox team will host the 16th annual Madden Bowl, where the NFL’s brightest stars battle it out in the ultimate superstar match-up. Chad Ochocinco (Cincinnati Bengals), Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans), Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville Jaguars), Jared Allen (Minnesota Vikings), Andre Johnson (Houston Texans), Patrick Willis (San Francisco 49ers), Miles Austin (Dallas Cowboys) and more will vie for the EA SPORTS Madden Bowl Cup. Sounds like a lot of fun will be had in Miami this week. Major Nelson is down there, so hop on your 360 and check out some of the videos from the festivities. And be sure to watch Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts, DualShockers will be.

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Josh Wright

Josh resides in VA and enjoys spending time with his wife Lena, two wonderful kids Peyton and Bailey, and their puppy Marley. He moonlights as an Xbox Ambassador and someday hopes to rule the galaxy. Favorite Games: Mega Man, Tecmo Bowl, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

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