Madden 15 100% Accurately Predicted the 2015 Super Bowl Score
There might be some magic in the air at EA Sports as a commercial for Madden 15 was released January 26, which accurately predicted the final score for the 2015 Super Bowl.
Over the past 12 years, EA Sports has been running a simulation a few days in advance of the Super Bowl in order to predict the future winners. If you look at the data, you can see that they have been accurate more often than not about who will win the game as there have been only two years where the simulation was wrong. Those two 'missing years' where for the 2008 Patriots vs. Giants game and the 2011 Steelers vs. Packers game.
Even the scores of the games have been close, usually having similar spreads. However, this time around the score hit the nail on the head: 28 to 24. Not only would they predict the score, but also that the Patriots would be behind the Seahawks in the first half of the game.
I doubt that the simulation predicted the great plays that happened in the last minute of the game but still being this accurate is quite impressive. I look forward to seeing how accurate Madden is about the Super Bowl next year and might even need to start putting money on the game.