Madden NFL 12 tips Giants for Super Bowl victory

Tuesday, 31st January 2012 02:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA Sports’ annual Super Bowl simulation has picked the New York Giants over the New England Patriots ahead of Friday’s championship match.

Madden NFL 12 ruled the final score in Super Bowl XLVI as Giants 27, Patriots 24; the Xbox 360 version was used this year.

According to EA Sports, the Giants nearly had victory snatched from their grasp during the final ten minutes of the game; the Patriots were down 24-10 before Tom Brady scored two touchdowns in rapid succession, bringing the game to a tie with just 1:50 still to play.

Patriots kicker Lawrence Tynes secured the game with 40-yard field goal at the very last moment. Giants quarterback Eli Manning won most valuable player with 25 successful passes, two touchdowns and an interception.

The Madden NFL Super Bowl simulation has correctly predicted the winning team six times over the last eight years – notably choosing the wrong side in 2008, the last occasion on which the Giants and Patriots battled for the championship.

The Super Bowl, for those not of an NFL persuasion, is the ultimate match of the American football season, and this year kicks off on February 3. Not a football fan? It’s still definitely worth watching, because they’re going to show the full Bark Side and Ferris Bueller commercials.

Thanks, Evil Avatar.



  1. DSB

    Goddamn I hope that won’t happen. I don’t think I could take another year of listening to yet another group of iditos in blue talking about yet another Manning.

    The Giants didn’t win the NFC. Kyle Williams handed it to them.

    My 9′ers really need some people who can catch the ball.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. stretch215

    The Super Bowl is on Sunday February 5th. GO PATRIOTS! @ DSB the niners should definitely be there. Williams is a bum.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. FireFly

    Giants all the way!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DiodeX

    Patriots kicker Lawrence Tynes secured the game with 40-yard field goal at the very last moment

    ehem, Giants kicker!!

    Giants ftw!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DiodeX

    Also, Fridays championship match!, come on, its a Sunday! research is all it takes!

    #5 3 years ago

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