Claim: A Madden NFL 2015 simulation correctly predicted the winner and final score of the 2015 Super Bowl.
Origins: As they had done for the past eleven years, in the week before Super
Madden NFL had a moderately good Super Bowl predictive record going into 2015, correctly picking the winner of eight of the previous eleven contests. However, the game had also been egregiously wrong at times, notably when it forecast in 2014 that the Denver Broncos would top the Seahawks, but the latter ended up thumping the former by a
In 2015, however, Madden NFL 15 was right on the money: New England did beat Seattle, the final score was
Of course, many prognosticators would declaim one could randomly pick the winner of a closely matched Super Bowl contest and still have a very good shot at being correct, human oddsmakers had already pegged the Patriots as two-point favorites the week before the game, that guessing a game-winning score would be made via a pass by a team's
Nonetheless, Madden NFL 15 got a whole lot right. Enough to make a real human proud.
Last updated: 2 February 2015