Some use the stars, others look into the cards. EA uses their Madden NFL 10 video game on a Xbox 360 to predict the winner of the Super Bowl XLIV on coming Sunday.
The New Orleans Saints pull the upset and march to a victory over the Indianapolis Colts with a score of 35-31 at Super Bowl XLIV according to EA's simulation of the big game.
The first three quarters display the offensive fireworks that both teams have become known for, with the Colts leading 24-21.
A nail biting fourth quarter begins with a big play, courtesy of the Saints’ special teams, when Reggie Bush returns a punt for a 42-yard touchdown. However, with minutes left in the game the duo of Joseph Addai and Peyton Manning put the Colts back on top with a go-ahead touchdown pass. With the game hanging in the balance, Drew Brees hits David Thomas for an 11-yard touchdown and the game winning score. Drew Brees takes home MVP honors as the Saints earn their first Super Bowl Championship title in the franchise's 46 year history.
Utilizing each team’s current roster and the latest player statistics, Madden NFL 10 was able to accurately predict the outcome of both the NFC and AFC Championship games within a margin of three points for each game. EA SPORTS utilized this same simulation formula to predict the outcome of Super Bowl XLIII (Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals) with unprecedented accuracy – down to the final score and individual player statistics. EA SPORTS has correctly predicted the Super Bowl winner for five out of the last six years, since the official Madden NFL Super Bowl simulation began in 2004.
This is a geeky approach to bet on the winning team of the Super Bowl 2010. On the other hand we are much more interested in the Super Bowl 2010 Commercials than in the outcome of the game.
In related news, the new Madden NFL 11 is up for pre-order on Walmart with a free $20 gift card.
Just like last year, I4U News is featuring again the Super Bowl for Geeks Guide. Of course the Super Bowl 2010 for Geeks Guide is all about the Super Bowl Commercials and not the game. The Super Bowl XLIV takes place on Sunday, February 7th in Florida in the Sun Life Stadium. Do not miss our constantly updated list of all Super Bowl 2010 Commercials.