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In a first, Madden NFL accurately predicts score for Super Bowl XLIX

In a first, Madden NFL accurately predicts score for Super Bowl XLIX

Less than two weeks ago, a handful of staffers gathered in a room at the EA Sports studios in Orlando, Fla., for an annual glimpse into the future. EA Sports, which makes the popular Madden NFL video game, has held such a meeting for 12 years, since they began using the game to predict the winner of the Super Bowl.

They fired up an Xbox One, hit start and watched a full-length simulation of the game on a screen. It was astonishing. In the Madden NFL 15 game, the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24, with a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback.

Anthony Stevenson, vice president of marketing for EA Sports, was skeptical.

"The Seahawks are going to...

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