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Madden Simulation Says The Super Bowl Victor Is...

Want to know who's going to win the big game on Sunday? Look no further than the simulation played out in Madden 10.

It has become an annual tradition; the latest Madden iteration goes CPU vs. CPU with the two teams in the Super Bowl, and then we get the virtual prediction. Well, according to Joystiq, it's the New Orleans Saints who emerge victorious in a shootout with the Indianapolis Colts. EA fills us in on the end:

"...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."

So in the end, the Saints squeak out a 35-31 victory and if you think this is all fun and games, you have to consider EA's recent simulation track record. This "simulation formula" has correctly predicted the winners of the conference championship games (within a three-point margin of error) and remember, last year's simulation between Pittsburgh and Arizona turned out right...almost exactly right, in fact. So who's laughing now? Personally, with Freeney not being 100% even if he plays, I'm going to say it's a toss-up. As far as I'm concerned, it may come down to whichever team has the ball last...  Manning or Brees?

Related Game(s): Madden 10

2/3/2010 9:19:16 PM Ben Dutka

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rogers71
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:33:00 PM
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Maybe they can simulate and find out who booked the halftime show. Gimme a break....THE WHO? Really?

Please lord, don't let there be a wardrobe malfunction this year.

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:41:19 PM

What's wrong with The Who?

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tes37
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:55:50 PM

A wardrobe malfunction could be quite different with The Who. Instead of a breast flopping out, it would probably be a bag of herb.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:19:55 AM

I really do the love the simulations, it's fun to see what they predict.

As for me, I think it will truly be a very entertaining and very tough match, but in the end I think Peyton Manning and the Colts will win it.

Both teams are very strong offensively and seem to be pretty average defensively (although, the Saints have played some great defense throughout the postseason). It's going to be a great game to watch, but what i think gives the Colts the edge is the experience and leadership of Peyton Manning. He's simply the heart of that team, without him they would not even be a shadow of the team they are. Not to mention, this team that he has brought to the Super Bowl are full of young players, so i think the value of his experience is unmatched.

What will give the Colts trouble, however, is the emotionality the Saints will play with. I know the Colts will come out excited and fired up, but the idea that the Saints are not only competing in the Superbowl for themselves but for New Orleans will make the Saints team a very resilient one on game day.

I'm growing tired from the Saints attitude in all honesty. That new slogan of "Who Dat" and their sometimes over confident attitudes really don't mix well with me. I think they're a little arrogant as well, predicting being an undefeated team, etc. In the end, the did beat the Vikings, but statistically speaking, they were dominated by the Vikings, unfortunately the score favored the Saints. Reminds me of the UM v Penn State Championship match: Penn State completely run over by the U, but unfortunately almost 600 yards of total offense means nothing when you have 5 turnovers.

All in all, i think Colts are going to win this one.


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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:39:19 PM
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I predict the Saints, and I don't even have Madden 10.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:39:24 PM
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I really hope the Colts win, that would be SWEEEET! We INDY fans deserve another one for being so consistantly good over the years, and this year I get to watch it on a new 52" BRAVIA, so either way i'll be happy. Oh and just for the sake of giving, heres a code for a $10 Itunes gift card, im not using it, I hate Apple, so here ya go I won it on Facebook. (US only) XXTSMHRKHGJLJ532

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tes37
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:58:39 PM

Just to save someone the time looking at itunes. I redeemed this code.

Thanks JMO_INDY

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:43:47 PM

Hate is such a strong word to be coming from our youth.

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TheGodOfWar
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 8:58:10 PM

SAINTS WIN!! JMO_INDY you dont know jack!
Colts suck! MANNING Sucked!
SAINTS RULE! WHO DAT?....IT'S THE SAINTS HOISTING THE TROPHY!

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tes37
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:51:32 PM
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No offense to any Colts fans, but I hope the prediction turns out to be accurate as to who the winner will be. Gotta pull for the Saints since I'm in Louisiana.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:55:46 PM

Understandable, but were going to win ,no offense to any Saints fans. I cant wait to see how my city handles the super bowl in 2012, Indianapolis is a beautiful city, and Lucas Oil Stadium is great too. That stadium is massive inside and out, just gigantic.

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tes37
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:05:32 PM

No need to go from hope to definite assurance on my account. If the Colts win I won't be upset. They earned the right to be there at the Super Bowl and are a great team. Good luck , not meaning y'all need it, but as a friendly gesture.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:06:42 PM

same to you, it will be a great game no matter what. I just cant help but think the Saints are a fluke just like the Cardinals were last year.

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tes37
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:12:47 PM

They actually had a good season and I don't know if the statistics changed from the last time I heard, but their offense ranked number 1.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:20:04 PM

There a good team, just IDk if there going to live up to this same level next year, all I know is you can always count on the Colts to have a good season if not a great one every year.

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tes37
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:30:18 PM

I agree next year could be a different story and if so, we're use to it.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:34:40 PM

haha, did you hear that there going to make a contract to make Peyton a Colt for life? I was excited when this news arose. Hes the heart of this team.

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geovanwitdakick
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:02:30 PM
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I`m from NY, but I have to go with the Saint's here. They've been through alot in recent years. Lebron > Kobe, but Lakers > Cavaliers. In this case, Manning > Brees, but Saints > Colts.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:05:40 PM

How contradicting of you, I think someones mad about two weeeks ago. You know, Jets vs. Colts. Dont bring up the previous matchup, we all know why we lost that one, (Curtis Painter)

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archs13
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:08:12 PM

i predicted last year that it was going to be 24-21 on the cardinals... i was so close before it was made to 27-23... could've made a whole lot of money.

with that said... i predict the saints will win because freeney might not play. 34-28

oh yeah, please don't get started with the Kobe-Lebron debate.

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Superman915
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:05:49 PM
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The only time Madden was wrong when they predicted Pats over G-Men, and we know how that turned out right? LOL

But Yeah I got Saints too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:13:19 PM
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All I have to say is I hope the Saints are goin down, along with that stupid "Who dat" phrase. Piss on them, the Vikes should be in it.

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tes37
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:24:40 PM

I can't stand that Who Dat phrase either. It sounds uneducated. A friend of mine who works at a silkscreen company asked me if I was interested in buying a Saints shirt. I told her only if she tapes off that phrase on the screen. Having worked for a printing company I'm aware that it only takes a matter of seconds to accomplish my request. I won't wear anything that says Who Dat.

Don't be so hard on the Saints. Thumbs up anyways.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:35:48 PM

I'm just butthurt that they beat my Vikes :(

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SvenMD
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:42:54 AM

Yeah but at least the Who Dat phrase has southern and Jazz roots...so it at least means something to the area.

And World - sorry about your 60 yr old QB, but the Saints/Colts will be such a better game.

I'm from Alabama and my wifes dad is a huge Saints fan - so Geaux Saints.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:44:57 AM

lol, 60 year old, hey the dude fires rockets like a 20 year old, he just happened to screw up on the game that mattered.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:16:14 PM
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(I was actually rooting for my Eagles, but they wound up choking on some tough raw-hide. *sigh*)

But the Saints are part of my sig, so I just gotta go them now.

Now if I was "BikerColt", it would be a whole different ballgame.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:24:56 PM

I have to go with the Saints as well. Not a big fan of the overexposed Mannings.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:52:15 PM
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I'm hoping for the Colts. I'm sick of hearing all the 'who dat' crap around here. Sucks living only 60 miles from New Orleans lol.

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SvenMD
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:43:52 AM

I figured it just sucked living in Mississippi in general.

;)

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Geobaldi
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:43:49 PM

Yeah that too lol

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___________
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:49:49 AM
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on my way to TAB right now.

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Kratosblades
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:54:34 AM
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i think the colts will win 35-24

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jaybiv
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:04:51 AM
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I'm a believer after espn's simulation said the jets would beat my chargers and keading would miss two fgs and rivers would throw two picks.

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:34:22 AM
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I`m not mad about the Jets losing at all. If ya ask me, I`m more of a Giants fanatic than Jets fan anyways. & just because I'm from NY doesn't mean "I`m mad about two weeks ago". 'Cuz I couldn't care less. The Saint's lead the league in yards gained, & most points scored. The Colt's will be without their best defense player/defensive captain. How does that translate? Into a Colts loss, if you ask me.

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Highlightreel
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:37:58 AM
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It MUST be the 'Aints year. They beat my Vikes even though they needed a thousand fumbles and things to go their way and they did! This is the year they "win it for the city" and we can all move on from Katrina...

Don't mean to be insensitive...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:45:30 AM

*sigh* I feel ya brother, but to be a Vikings fan means you have to be ready to choke in the end.

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fuk u
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:59:42 AM
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cool sim, I actually already have my bets and my score its going to be 34-31 Colts WIN. Manning has been here before.. exact same place where he Won SUPERBOWL XLI and it very darn well might come down to which QB has the ball last... but when Brees had it when they played the Cowboys and where trying to go for that 'perfect' record he/they choked so I dont think they can handle it... but you never know this is two of the best scoring teams in the NFL its going to be great but my money is on the Colts... I mean C'mon who would you rather have in the 4TH qtr with the game on the line MANNING or BREES

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Geobaldi
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:49:45 PM

Just judging by this years and last years stats, I'd go with Brees. I'm not a big football fan anyway so I don't really care who wins. But I wonder if Peyton will play to his full potential. Since he's from New Orleans I'm curious to see if he will let New Orleans win. Just a thought.

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fuk u
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 1:56:17 PM
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lol, let brees win. C'MON MAN!

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Geobaldi
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:28:54 AM

Even Peyton's dad said he wants New Orleans to win lol. Of course that's the team he played for though.

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Jed
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 7:28:20 PM
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I wish we could try it with NFL 2K10.

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Fane1024
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 1:58:57 AM

Agreed.

I just got Madden 09 and was shocked that you (apparently) can't change the control scheme. Monopolies suck.

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BTNwarrior
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 8:54:18 PM
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Well Saints won

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fluffer nutter
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 3:29:52 AM
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Great game today but most of those commercials were weak sauce.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 9:48:00 PM
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Ha, looks like my namesakes, the bikerSAINTS won it all.....

well, at least you've now got time for an extended vacation, Manning.
(And say please hello to my %&$^%#& Eagles for me, when you get there)

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