The annual 'Madden' Super Bowl simulation picks ... well, you're probably not going to like it

The Broncos have a strong defense, as you know. And of course, Green felt his speed rating was a little low, too. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here What to Read Next

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Just check out his history against the San Francisco 49ers. Lynch is going to crack rushing yards in this game. Russell Wilson is going to make a ton of plays with his legs in this one. The Broncos have a strong defense, as you know. But Wilson has been able to extend plays during the playoffs and he will continue to do it in this game, too. His elusiveness rating should be off the charts next year.

Watching so many people pick the Broncos to win this game, it gives me a similar feeling to the way people overlooked Pete Carroll 's USC team in the Orange Bowl.

People were convinced USC would not be able to match up against Oklahoma, but the Trojans won the game, pulling away with a great defensive performance. I really do believe the Seahawks win this game.

And it wouldn't surprise me if this one starts to get out of hand late in the game. The choice is yours Madden Next Gen voting.

We're handing it off to you. Madden NFL 18 was released on August 25, T edition was also announced. Likewise, non-NFLPA players such as Thurman Thomas during his playing career do not appear in the game, instead being replaced with generic placeholders.

Some competitors, such as the Blitz: The League series, have elected to continue, seeking to distinguish themselves through innovative gameplay while others, such as the NFL 2K series, have ceased production. The game was criticized as buggy and unrealistic. EA Tiburon rebuilt the game from the ground up, addressing flaws and creating a proprietary engine, over the course of three years.

Released on November 24, , [68] the game is 5-on-5 and takes the best 10 players from each of the 32 NFL teams. In , Next Generation listed the Genesis installments of the series collectively as number 30 on their "Top Games of All Time", calling them "One of the best two-player games of all time, the game that reinvented EA, and along with Sonic the Hedgehog the game that launched Sega 's bit assault on Nintendo. The incident was live-streamed on Twitch , and shots can be heard in the streaming coverage.

Prior to , every annual installment of the Madden NFL series primarily featured Madden on its cover. This apparent run of misfortune for Madden cover athletes has been dubbed the "Madden Curse. The players don't believe in the curse. The perception that the curse is real has resulted in some fans lobbying for their favorite players not to be on the cover, such as fans of LaDainian Tomlinson who were strongly opposed to EA Sports' initial decision to feature him on the cover of Madden NFL 08 , so much that a fan created SaveLTfromMadden.

The injuries that Madden cover athletes experience can be attributed to the physical nature of football. Attributing some cause, such as a curse, to this randomness is a regression fallacy and a spurious correlation [ citation needed ].

In December , EA announced plans on developing a movie based on the Curse, which would be a comedy, and not based on fate-based horror movies like Final Destination. It has been held since during Super Bowl weekend in the host city and, in the past, participation included NFL players and celebrities.

The Madden Bowl's participation has changed over the years from being an event held with athletes, musicians, and celebrities, to become an event where only NFL players who are invited to participate get a chance to play. Participants in the Madden Bowl are free to choose whichever team they like. Winners receive a Madden Bowl trophy and recognition in the upcoming Madden video game. It is not to be confused with Madden Nation , which was a reality television show that chronicled a cross-country trip to crown the best Madden player in America, which also aired on ESPN.

Rather than competing as individuals, players form groups of three to square-off for the trophy. After this feature was discontinued, the Madden Bowl competition continued in a Head-to-Head format.

The game simulations conducted by EA have correctly predicted ten of the last 15 Super Bowl winners. The company accurately predicted the final score for the game and other details, including a score of 24—14 in favor of Seattle in the third quarter, despite skepticism within EA that Seattle would lose after a double-digit lead.

EA also releases a computer-generated description of the simulated game as if it were a summary of the real Super Bowl.

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Views Read Edit View history. DeMarco Murray dislocated his hip in the final preseason game, out for seven weeks. Plus, Joey Bosa and Dez Bryant both missed the first 5 weeks of the season with injuries of their own. By week four, a quarter of the way through the season, there were Cinderella stories galore. The San Francisco 49ers were the only team without a win. The simulation was not friendly to many of the big-name stars, who missed most of the 2 nd half of the season due to injury.

By the mid-way point in the season, the Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars were the top two teams in the NFL, each with only one loss. Before the start of the playoffs, the regular season awards were handed out.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was the above and beyond favorite for MVP after throwing for 4, yards with 40 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll won coach of the year.

Sadly, the San Francisco 49ers managed to complete the regular season without a single win, going for the year.

A feat that cost head coach Kyle Shanahan his job. At least they got the first pick in the draft. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints stuck it to the Redskins in Washington, winning to advance to the divisional round. The Oakland Raiders defense had no answer for Tom Brady, and the offense did their best to keep up. Ultimately, the Raiders fell short in Foxborough The Seahawks advanced to the conference championships with a victory.

The cinderella story continues! The Jacksonville Jaguars made their way to L. A and topped the Chargers to move on and face the Patriots. All good things must come to an end. The defending champs make it back to the Super Bowl with a win.