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Don’t bother watching Super Bowl XLVIII, Madden 25 has predicted the winner (video)

MetLife Stadium? Board it up. Super Bowl Week? Nothing to see here. All the hype, speculation and media frenzy? Shut it down. It appears that there is no real reason to watch Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium, let alone actually playing the game.

You see, a simulation of the big game already has been run on EA Sports’ “Madden 25,” and as we all know, these sims almost are always spot-on.

Actually, I have no clue regarding the accuracy of video game simulations and actual outcomes of games which the games purport to predict.

So I did a bit of Internet research and have learned that the Madden franchise has correctly picked the winner a remarkable eight of the last ten times.

But if “Madden 25” is right, we’re in for a doozy of a humdinger of a football game, as the simulation played out as follows (via Yahoo! Games):

Controversial cornerback Richard Sherman struck early with an interception and a touchdown to give Seattle a 10-7 edge going into halftime, but his pick six only seemed to make Manning mad, leading to a 17-yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas right in Sherman’s face. A goal line TD by Knowshon Moreno and a 24-yard bomb to Wes Welker gave Denver a big lead going into the 4th quarter.

But Seattle wasn’t having it. A field goal and a Russell Wilson TD toss brought the Seahawks within striking range, though it took a last second, 27-yard Beast Mode touchdown rumble by Marshawn Lynch to keep them alive. A two-point conversion sent the game into OT, but Broncos kicker Matt Prater silenced the comeback with a 48-yard field goal to win it. Unsurprisingly, Manning would walk off with MVP honors after tallying 322 yards in the air, three TDs and one interception.

Final score? Broncos over Seahawks 31-28 in an overtime thriller.

In the end, what point is there to actually take the four-plus hours out of your life to watch the real game? I guess the commercials may be worth it. But the game? We already know how that will play out, thanks to “Madden.”