Super Bowl LI (51 in roman numerals) kicks off this Sunday, Feb. 5 at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons in the biggest game in all of American sports.
Electronic Arts has used its Madden NFL franchise to simulate the winner of each Bowl every year since 2004. This year, Madden NFL 17 predicts the Patriots will beat the Falcons with a score of 27-24. Now, a CPU vs. CPU game is not the most scientific way to place bets on a team, but the series’ predictions have been proven more correct than wrong.
In fact, one year the game was able to correctly predict the winner and the exact score. Starting with Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, let’s look back at every prediction to see how accurate of a sim Madden truly is.