EA was useless improper in 2021–and so had been many soccer followers.
EA’s Madden NFL 21 Super Bowl 55 simulation predicted that the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs would defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a rating of 37-27, with KC taking residence their second straight Tremendous Bowl title and Patrick Mahomes incomes one other Tremendous Bowl MVP ring.
In actuality, although? That is not even near what occurred on the sphere on Sunday evening in Tampa Bay.
In an upset and a scoreline that few would have predicted, the Bucs beat the Chiefs by a rating of 31-9 to win the Tremendous Bowl, giving Tom Brady his seventh Tremendous Bowl ring and additional cementing his legacy as one of many nice quarterbacks of all time.
The Chiefs didn’t even rating a single landing within the recreation, and it was not Mahomes, however Brady, who received the Tremendous Bowl MVP title. Mahomes was predicted by EA’s simulation to throw for 422 yards and 4 touchdowns, however in actuality, he had 270 yards, no touchdowns, and a pair of interceptions within the loss.
The simulation stated Brady would go for 332 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, and in actuality he booked 201 yards, three landing passes, and no interceptions.
EA’s Madden Tremendous Bowl predictions have a spotty observe file of precisely predicting the winner of the massive game–with some notable exceptions–so this outcome will not be completely surprising.
The sensible cash this 12 months was on the Chiefs, who had been favorites to win the sport in most sportsbooks and within the eyes of sporting followers and analysts who observe the sport. Nobody would have thought the Chiefs would rating ZERO touchdowns with Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill within the lineup, however nothing is ever sure in sports activities.
For extra on EA’s Madden Tremendous Bowl predictions over time, try GameSpot’s retrospective piece where we analyze the previous 10 years.