Madden NFL 13 sim predicts Ravens to beat 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII
Keeping up with their annual tradition of predicting the Super Bowl winner, EA Sports' latest simulation of Super Bowl XLVII has crowned the Baltimore Ravens as champions. According to the simulation, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 27—24. If true, this would be the Ravens second Lombardi Trophy and would send one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game out with a bang.
EA has released a very brief teaser of Super Bowl XLVII along with a description of some of the "could-be" highlights.
Ravensand 49erswere held to first quarter field goals as the two top-ten defenses imposed their will to start the game. But any illusions of a low-scoring affair were shattered in the second quarter when the 49ers' Frank Gorescored on a 19-yard run and Joe Flaccoquickly answered with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith. Later in the quarter, Baltimoreadded a Ray Ricetouchdown run to secure a 17-10 halftime lead.
The Ravens continued to pour it on in the third quarter, with Joe Flacco tossing a 24-yard strike to Anquan Boldin to stretch the
Baltimorelead to 14. San Franciscorefused to go quietly though, getting an early fourth quarter touchdown from Frank Goreand adding a game-tying 12-yard touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernickto Vernon Davisjust before the two-minute warning.
Baltimore wasn't about to let the
49ersspoil Ray Lewis' retirement party though, methodically moving the ball down the field on the back of Ray Riceand capping the drive with a 40-yard field goal from rookie kicker Justin Tuckerto push the Ravensahead 27-24. The 49ersmade one last attempt at capturing their sixth Lombardi Trophy, but an Ed Reedinterception of a pass from Colin Kaepernickwith ten seconds remaining capped the Ravens' second Super Bowl title in franchise history and proved once more that defense wins championships.
Living up to his preseason claims that he was indeed an elite quarterback,
Joe Flaccotook home MVP honors completing 19 of 27 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns. En route to his first Super Bowl victory, Flacco eliminated a number of young signal callers and future Hall-of-Famers including Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Tom Bradyand Colin Kaepernick.
If you're a betting man, there's very good reason to trust Madden NFL 13. EA Sports Madden NFL Super Bowl Prediction is one of the most accurate simulations, accurately predicting seven of the last nine Super Bowls. Last year it was correct in its prediction that the New York Giants would beat the New England Patriots. Although the score was a little off, some of the stats were scary accurate.
Who do you think will win Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens or 49ers?