Madden sim predicts Eagles to beat Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII

After years of aggressive Super Bowls, Sunday’s Super Bowl LVII may be a little bit of a dud — if the yearly Madden online game simulation is any indication.

At least for followers of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Madden NFL 23’s official simulation is predicting the Philadelphia Eagles to drag away within the second half and deal with the Chiefs 31-17.

Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts, who was named the sport’s Most Valuable Player within the simulation, accomplished 26 of 33 passes for 282 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions whereas speeding 10 occasions for 88 yards and one other landing.

He accounted for the Eagles’ first three touchdowns of the sport: a 9-yard run within the first quarter and two third-quarter passes — a 26-yard move to A.J. Brown and a 63-yard move to DeVonta Smith. The two touchdowns helped the Eagles take a decisive lead after being tied with Kansas City at halftime 10-10.

Hurts was Philadelphia’s main rusher (Miles Sanders had 15 carries for 78 yards and the Eagles’ ultimate landing) and Brown the sport’s main receiver, with eight catches for 114 yards and a landing. Smith added six catches for 92 yards and a landing.

Kansas City defensive deal with Chris Jones was the one Chiefs participant to get to Hurts, sacking him twice.

Kansas City tight finish Travis Kelce, who has been the Chiefs’ major receiving goal all season, opened the sport’s scoring with a 4-yard landing reception from quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It was the one landing move of the sport for Mahomes, who accomplished 29 of 39 passes for 249 yards, that one landing and an interception by Philadelphia security C.J. Gardner-Johnson within the third quarter.

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Philadelphia edge rusher Haason Reddick sacked Mahomes twice within the simulated recreation, and the Eagles largely contained Kansas City’s run recreation, holding Isiah Pacheco to 11 carries for 38 yards and a late landing and Jerick McKinnon to 10 carries for a team-high 51 yards.

The Eagles additionally did a very good job on Kelce, who had six catches for 65 yards and the first-quarter landing. Marquez Valdes-Scantling led the Chiefs in receiving with seven catches for 89 yards.

All this would possibly find yourself being a very good signal for Chiefs followers, although. The Madden simulation has missed the previous two seasons, selecting the Cincinnati Bengals final yr (the Los Angeles Rams gained) and the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV (the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gained).

The final Super Bowl the Madden simulation obtained proper was Super Bowl LIV, when it appropriately predicted Kansas City would beat the San Francisco 49ers — and that Mahomes can be the MVP. The simulation missed on the 2 Super Bowls earlier than that, together with predicting that the New England Patriots would beat Philadelphia in Super Bowl LII — a recreation the Eagles gained.