- EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 20” video game made its annual Super Bowl prediction Thursday, saying the Kansas City Chiefs would beat the San Francisco 49ers.
- Madden’s prediction, which uses artificial intelligence to simulate the outcome, said the Chiefs would win 35-31.
- NFL superstars Peyton and Eli Manning helped unveil the prediction in Miami, where Super Bowl LIV will be played this Sunday.
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EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 20” video game made its annual Super Bowl prediction on Thursday, calling the big game this Sunday for the Kansas City Chiefs in close 35-31 battle against the San Francisco 49ers.
If its prediction holds, that would be the team’s first Super Bowl championship since 1969. “Madden” also predicts that Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes would be the game’s MVP.
EA Sports unveiled this year’s prediction live from Miami, where Super Bowl LIV will be played on Sunday, with brothers Payton and Eli Manning pressing a button to release the simulation details.
— Madden NFL 22 (@EAMaddenNFL) January 31, 2020
“Madden” doesn’t have a strong track record of Super Bowl predictions in recent years, picking only two of the last six winners correctly, according to Den of Geek – though the site noted that the game’s first four predictions turned out to be right and that it even perfectly predicted the 28-24 score of New England Patriots’ infamous victory over the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.