Madden 12 Predicts the Giants Over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI
The Madden NFL football video games have been a staple in the sports world for a number of years. In six of the past eight seasons, Madden has predicted the winner of the Super Bowl through a pregame simulation on the Xbox 360. This year, that's good news for the New York Giants. Through an impressive performance by Giants QB Eli Manning, the G-Men defeated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots by a close score of 27-24 in Super Bowl XLVI. In the simulation, Manning threw for 342 years with one touchdown and one interception, arguably performing at Super Bowl MVP levels. However, as to be expected, the Patriots didn't take defeat laying down. The Pats came storming back through a 14-point-fourth quarter comeback behind Brady's arm, but left too much time on the clock for Manning to seal the game. The annual simulations take into account player ratings based on real-life data and allows for external factors like injuries to affect a player's performance. Now that the big game is upon us, let's see if Madden 12 can hold up to real life.