EA Sports has run its annual Superbowl simulation and tipped the Denver Broncos to triumph over the Seattle Seahawks in overtime.
According to Madden 25, Peyton Manning led the Broncos to victory, becoming the second quarterback to win a Superbowl with two different franchises. Both teams fielded strong defence, with few points scored in the opening quarter.
At half time, the Seahawks held a 10-7 lead, in part thanks to cornerback Richard Sherman with a returned interception and touchdown.
In the second half, Manning took on Sherman and collided with Demaryius Thomas to pull off a 17-yard touchdown. Knowshon Moreno then took added a goal line run, giving Denver a 21-10 lead. Seattle’s Steven Hauschka scored a field goal at the end of the third quarter, but Manning replied in the fourth with a 24-yard touchdown.
Seattle battled it out to the last, though; Russell Wilson made a touchdown pass to Golden Tate, and Marshawn Lynch made a last-second 27-yard touchdown run and conversion to tie the game, sending it into overtime.
The Broncos stopped the Seahawks on the first overtime possession, forcing a punt, and advanced the ball to the 30-0yard line. They were stalled there, but called out their secret weapon – Matt Prater, the record-holder for the longest ever field goal in an NFL game. His first kick of the game was a solid 48-yarder and won the Broncos the trophy.
You can watch highlights from the game below.
The Madden NFL 25 Super Bowl prediction was created using the latest rosters on the Xbox One version of the game. EA Sports has been running this annual simulation with the yearly Madden game since 2004, and has only been wrong twice. Last year it even managed to call San Francisco’s impressive but unsuccessful late game comeback.
Madden 25 is available on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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