Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints! Apparently, the Vince Lombardi trophy will go to New Orleans; or, at least, this is the final result of a simulation run by Electronic Arts using the award-winning Madden NFL 2010 on a Xbox 360.
The New Orleans Saints will march to a victory over the Indianapolis Colts with a score of 35-31 at Super Bowl XLIV. The first three quarters will be full of the offensive fireworks display that both teams have become known for. The Colts will be leading 24-21 when, during a nail biting fourth quarter, with a big play brought by the Saints’ special teams, Reggie Bush will return a punt for a 42-yard touchdown!
Then, 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 franchises 46 year history.
The simulation was run using each team’s current roster and the latest player statistics; this way, Madden NFL 10 was able to accurately predict the outcome of both the NFC and AFC Championship games within a margin of three points for each game. EA SPORTS utilized this same simulation formula to predict the outcome of Super Bowl XLIII (Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals) with unprecedented accuracy. In fact, the results were the same both for the final score and for individual player statistics. EA SPORTS has correctly predicted the Super Bowl winner for five out of the last six years, since the official Madden NFL Super Bowl simulation began in 2004.
Super Bowl XLIV will kick off Sunday, February 7 in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, South Florida. As a part of the Super Bowl week festivities, Xbox 360 and EA SPORTS will give Madden fans at home a rare opportunity to participate in the electrifying action.
On Thursday, February 4 Cincinnati Bengals’ Chad Ochocinco, self- proclaimed King of Madden, will face off against fans on Madden NFL 10 as part of the latest Xbox LIVE online entertainment network Game with Fame session. Be sure to keep an eye out for the session on Xbox LIVE at 6:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. PST) for your chance to battle one of the biggest personalities in football to earn ultimate Madden NFL 10 bragging rights.