Madden Tremendous Bowl 2021 Predictions: Video Sport Initiatives Shut Down Sport Between Chiefs & Bucs
Who will win Super Bowl 55?
As experts make their predictions, including those of our staff, as to who will win between the Chiefs and Bucs, some search for alternative theories. Instead of having a person predict the score, let a video game based on the sport do the prediction. That's exactly what EA Sports did with its official "Madden 21" simulation of Super Bowl 55.
This isn't new from EA, as the company has been running official sim / predictions of the big game since Super Bowl 38 (more on that below). However, the forecast for the 2021 Super Bowl is new. So, let's get down to the video game predictions.
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Madden 21 Super Bowl prediction
The first quarter begins with the Bucs scoring the first points of the game on a field goal. But Patrick Mahomes is able to lead the Chiefs field down and ends up with a 5 yard touchdown pass to run Clyde Edwards-Helaire back. The score is 7-3.
Tom Brady responds to a 24 yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin. The Bucs add another field goal. But the Chiefs are able to keep things close when Mahomes hits Tyreek Hill for a touchdown. The score at halftime has increased the Chiefs 14-13.
The Chiefs open their tour with a huge stretch, a 63-yard bomb, from Mahomes to Hill. Though Brady is able to respond to a 17 yard touchdown on Mike Evans. The quarterback fight, however, intensifies when Mahomes ends the quarter with a touchdown pass for Travis Kelce. The Chiefs lead 27-20 in the final quarter.
Brady finds Rob Gronkowski on a touchdown to start the quarter and end things between 27-27 p.m. That remains the result until there are about six minutes left in the game. Then Mahomes transforms into a scrambler and runs into the end zone for a 12 yard touchdown. The Bucs cannot respond and the Chiefs add an extra field goal before the game ends.
Chiefs defeat the buccaneers 37:27.
Mahomes wins the Super Bowl MVP.
Both quarterbacks played light in the simulation. Mahomes finished 31-of-41 for 422 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. Brady finished 30-of-44 for 332 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
Madden Super Bowl predictions history
The Madden NFL franchise has been making an official Super Bowl prediction every year since 2004. The video game has selected the right winner eleven times in 17 years, with a perfect prediction for Super Bowl 49. That corresponds to a success rate of 64 percent.
|year||Madden prediction||Actual score||Right Winner?|
|Super Bowl 54||Chiefs 35, 49ers 31||Chiefs 31, 49ers 20||Yes|
|Super Bowl 53||Rams 30, Patriots 27||Patriots 13, Aries 3||No|
|Super Bowl 52||Patriots 24, eagles 20||Eagles 41, Patriots 33||No|
|Super Bowl 51||Patriots 27, Hawks 24||Patriots 34, Falcons 28||Yes|
|Super bowl 50||Panthers 24, Broncos 20||Broncos 24, Panthers 10||No|
|Super Bowl 49||Patriots 28, Seahawks 24||Patriots 28, Seahawks 24||Perfect|
|Super Bowl 48||Broncos 31, Seahawks 28||Seahawks 43, Broncos 8||No|
|Super Bowl 47||Ravens 27, 49ers 24||Ravens 34, 49ers 31||Yes|
|Super Bowl 46||Giants 27, Patriots 24||Giants 21, Patriots 17||Yes|
|Super Bowl 45||Steelers 24, Packers 20||Packer 31, Steelers 25||No|
|Super Bowl 44||Saints 35, stallions 31||Saints 31, stallions 17||Yes|
|Super Bowl 43||Steelers 28, Cardinals 24||Steelers 27, Cardinals 23||Yes|
|Super Bowl 42||Patriots 38, Giants 30||Giants 17, Patriots 14||No|
|Super Bowl 41||Colts 38, Bears 27||Stallions 29, bears 17||Yes|
|Super bowl 40||Steelers 24, Seahawks 19||Steelers 21, Seahawks 10||Yes|
|Super Bowl 39||Patriots 47, Eagles 31||Patriots 24, eagles 21||Yes|
|Super Bowl 38||Patriots 23, Panthers 20||Patriots 32, Panthers 29||Yes|