Last week, EA simulated the Super Bowl XLIII match-up between the Steelers and Cardinals with Madden NFL 09. The Super Bowl is now over and not only did the simulation predict the winner, but it also got the margin of victory right and even came close to the real game's final score.

The simulation stated that the Steelers would prevail with a final score of 28-24. The actual Super Bowl's score? 27-23. The simulation had the Steelers staving off a fourth quarter comeback by the Cardinals. In the real Super Bowl, the Cardinals did mount a comeback but they ended up actually jumping ahead near the end of the game. The Steelers then had to drive down the field and get a last-minute touchdown.

The simulation didn't manage to predict the Super Bowl MVP, though. They had picked Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger but the honor ended up going to his wide receiver, Santonio Holmes. Still, not too shabby, Madden.
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