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Super Bowl 53: Madden predicts a Rams blowout victory

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Johnny Hekker #6 and Greg Zuerlein #4 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrate after kicking the game winning field goal in overtime against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints with a score of 26 to 23. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Johnny Hekker #6 and Greg Zuerlein #4 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrate after kicking the game winning field goal in overtime against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints with a score of 26 to 23. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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With the Super Bowl this Sunday, we decided to run a quick simulation on Madden NFL 19 to see who would come out on top. The results were something truly astounding.

While Madden NFL 19 may not be the best way to make predictions for upcoming football games, if you were to do so your best bet is to pick in favor of the Los Angeles Rams.

Super Bowl LIII is fast approaching and to add a little spice to the hype, we decided to run a simulation of this year’s big game by pitting the Rams against the New England Patriots. The results from our little experiment are something New York Jets fans will love to see.

Quick disclaimer: this was, in fact, the only simulation that was run. There was no tampering done to ensure the following outcome, as enjoyable as it was to watch. Furthermore, the game was simulated using five minute quarters and no accelerated clock. Alright, let’s check in with some of the results.

But first, let’s set the scene.

Coin toss to begin the game, who will emerge victorious? #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/yhf7tDqZao

— Justin Fried (@JustinTFried) January 30, 2019

The coin toss kicked things off and the Patriots were set to receive the ball first. It was a battle of the established standard of NFL excellence and the proverbial “new kids on the block.” New England struggled early going down 14-0 within the first four minutes but battled back and made it 14-7 thanks to a six-yard Phillip Dorsett touchdown at the end of the first quarter.

But Los Angeles was able to add on to their lead with two second-quarter touchdowns as they went into the half with a 28-10 lead. Unfortunately for the Patriots, it didn’t get much better for them after that.

The Rams added another touchdown in the third quarter to increase their lead to a whopping 25 points as the teams marched into the final quarter of the season.

After three quarters…..it’s a blowout! #Rams dominating! pic.twitter.com/GhzbMMKqOF

— Justin Fried (@JustinTFried) January 30, 2019

Needing a miracle, the Patriots started to march down the field before Brady threw an interception to Rams defensive back Lamarcus Joyner essentially sealing the game. A Josh Reynolds 10-yard touchdown, his second of the game, was the icing on the cake as the Rams were able to win their second Super Bowl title and their first since 1999.

Jared Goff finished as the Super Bowl MVP completed 75% of his passes (24-of-32) and throwing four touchdowns to go along with just one interception. Robert Woods and the aforementioned Reynolds led the Rams in the air each hauling in eight receptions and combining for 195 yards and three touchdowns.

Final Score: Rams 42, Patriots 17. Jared Goff is your Super Bowl MVP and here he is celebrating with the Lombardi Trophy! #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/x2pGskP4R1

— Justin Fried (@JustinTFried) January 30, 2019

For the Patriots, Brady put together his worst Super Bowl performance to date throwing for just 163 while completing only 39% of his passes (9-of-23). The 14-time Pro Bowler also threw two interceptions to cap off his horrible day.

With this performance, his legacy would be changed forever. He has always been regarded as the greatest crunch-time performer of all time and his status as the greatest quarterback in history is something that fewer people debate than ever. But a game like this would change a lot.

Brady would’ve been embarrassed on the grandest stage of them all bringing his all-time Super Bowl record to a solid, but not dominating 5-4. The cries of “overrated” and “washed-up” would fill the NFL world for at least another year until Brady was given another crack at a title.

History and legacies would be changed forever.

Tom Brady fails to win his sixth championship ring and has now lost in nearly as many Super Bowls (4) as he has won (5) #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/0M6whdrEfm

— Justin Fried (@JustinTFried) January 30, 2019

But of course, all of this is simply a fantasy. It’s unlikely that Sunday’s game resembles this simulation in any, way, shape, or form. After all, Madden is about as effective at predicting the future as a magic eight ball.

Still, Jets fans and the entire football world for that matter can hope for the best and maybe, just maybe, this fantasy can become reality.

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Will this simulation turn out to be a glimpse into the future or will it prove to be the ultimate jinx? We will have our answer in just a few short days.

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