In a simulation created by Madden NFL 19 video game system, the LA Rams defeated the New England Patriots 30-27 courtesy of a late touchdown drive.

Todd Gurley
Madden NFL 19 simulation of LA Rams running back Todd Gurley scoring a touchdown. (Image: EA Sports)

The LA Rams are currently 2.5-point underdogs against the New England Patriots, who are appearing in their third consecutive Super Bowl.

The Madden video game simulator is created by EA Sport and named after the legendary head coach and announcer John Madden. Madden’s NFL game predicted 10 out of the last 15 NFL champions. However, last year the AI was off and predicted the Patriots would defeat the Philadelphia Eagles. They did not account for last-minute heroics by Nick Foles.

Madden’s Future Ball

Since 2004, the Madden simulation accurately predicted 10 out of the previous 15 Super Bowl Champions. On several occasions, they accurately predicted the margin of victory and in one instance, it correctly predicted the final score. The AI in Madden nailed Super Bowl XLIX’s final score with the Patriots edging out the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

Madden ran 100 full game simulations based on the current teams’ strengths and weaknesses.

“Madden 19 is an excellent football game that improves on last year’s entry in almost every way,” said video game critic Eddie Makuch. “There are problems, but there has never been a football game that more authentically represents the NFL than this in terms of presentation, controls, and depth.”

According to the metrics, Jared Goff will become MVP. In 52 percent of the time the Rams won, Goff was named the overall MVP. Running back Todd Gurley garnered the MVP award in 26 percent of the games that the Rams won.

The Patriots are currently 5-1 in Madden predictions. They lost to the Eagles last year to ruin a perfect prediction streak.

Magic Number 30

According to Madden, the Patriots jumped out to a 17-3 lead at halftime, but the LA Rams rallied in the second half to score 27 points.

Quarterbacks Jared Goff and Tom Brady tossed the same amount of touchdowns (2) and interceptions (1). However, Goff throws for more yardage.

Pats running back James White has a monster game with 90 combined-yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. For the Rams, it’s Robert Woods who steps up with 100-plus receiving yards and a touchdown.

The Madden AI also has CJ Anderson winning out of the RB battle against Todd Gurley.

In the Madden simulation, 30 points was the magic number for the Rams. When the Rams put up 30 or more points, they won 61 percent of the time. When the Pats held them to under 30 points, the Rams only won 36 percent of the time. Aaron Donald picked up the MVP a couple of times.

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