Super Bowl 49: Experts Give Edge To Seattle Seahawks


When it comes to weather prognostication, the good folks of the Keystone State turn to Punxsutawney Phil to find out if spring is around the corner. For gridiron fans, one place they turn for Super Bowl predictions is EA Sports and Madden Football.

Madden Super Bowl forecasts have a remarkable track record of correctly choosing the winners. The simulation accurately predicted eight of the past 11 winners. FanSided’s April McGee takes a look at the Madden prognosis here.

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  • It should be noted that last season, Madden had the Denver Broncos receiving the Lombardi Trophy in virtual reality, while the Seattle Seahawks actually captured the championship 43-8. This week the game has selected Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 28-24 when the clock on the scoreboard winds down.

    Sticking with electronic analysis and algorithms, the NFL Football Computer at is going with the Seattle Seahawks and to bet the over of 47.5.

    The programmers at What If Sports ran their NFL Simulation Engine 1,001 times to determine which team, the Seahawks or the Patriots, has the inside track. Their results came up liking the Seahawks to win 53.3 percent of the time by an average score of 24-22.

    On the human side, Gary Davenport reports that by a vote of 11 to 5 their National Football League experts at Bleacher Report are going with Pete Carroll and Seahawks to repeat in a close match-up for the ages.

    Pete Prisco and the gang of NFL experts at CBS Sports split 5-3 in their vote and agreed with Madden 2015 in opting for Bill Belichick and the Patriots to hoist their fourth trophy.

    Katie Sharp polls the writers at SB Nation and by a close 4-3 margin, they also expect quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. to retain their NFL crown this Sunday.

    For this report, all crystal balls were fully inflated and inspected by the International Swami Union and the League of North American Fortune Tellers. Make your predictions in the comments section below to let your fellow fans know of your skill in picking a winner.

    Up Next: Super Bowl 49 checks in at 6:30 p.m. EST, Sunday, Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game will broadcast on the NBC Network.

    “Frozen” star Idrina Menzel will sing the Star Spangled Banner. Katy Perry, along with Lenny Kravitz, will perform at halftime.

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