Thursday, February 4, 2010


If EA Sports is right, Drew Brees will hoist the Lombardi Trophy this Sunday.

Using a video game simulation of Super Bowl XLIV with their football franchise Madden NFL, the publisher predicts the New Orleans Saints will upset the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 35-31.

According to the simulation, Saints quarterback Drew Brees snags MVP honors by throwing for 299 yards and three touchdowns. Saints running back Reggie Bush boasts a strong game with 78 total yards, one TD and an additional score off a punt return. Colts' QB Peyton Manning finishes with a solid performance - 322 yards, 3 TDs - in the losing effort.

Before you dismiss Madden NFL as a worthy prognosticator, consider the game's track record. EA says they have correctly predicted the Super Bowl champ five of the last six years. The lone slip-up: the Giants upset of the undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

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