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Saints win Super Bowl, says Madden NFL

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And the winner is...

Madden NFL popped into headlines today, predicting a sunny Super Bowl win for the New Orleans Saints, and eight months of winter for the Indianapolis Colts.

Every year, Electronic Arts runs a Super Bowl simulation within their video game, Madden NFL. And five out of the last six years, the game's results have predicted the Super Bowl winner correctly. The simulation's only miss was the Giants' Super Bowl XLII victory over the Patriots, and even Nostradamus couldn't have seen that one coming.

This year, Madden NFL predicts a close Saints victory, with a final score of 35 - 31 over the Colts. According to the game, Drew Brees will be named the MVP after passing for 299 yards and three touchdowns. Reggie Bush will account for two more touchdowns, one rushing, and one on a punt return.

On the other side of the football, Colts' QB Peyton Manning will throw for 322 yards and three touchdowns in a great-but-not-good-enough performance.

But before Saints fans start celebrating and Colts fans call for a new coach, it's important to note that the Madden simulation only takes into account the perceived skill levels of each player on the field. Intangibles such as nerves and inexperience are not reflected. And according to this G4 video of the simulation, neither is Dwight Freeney's questionable ankle, as the Colts' defensive superstar can clearly be seen running and jumping down the tunnel at the head of his team before the game.

But whether he plays in the real Super Bowl or not, Madden NFL sees the Colts limping home on Sunday, and all of New Orleans jumping for joy.

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By Joe Dodson

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StraddleMyNose

Feb 4 @ 2:00AM  
BENGALS 2011!!!
1bunny629

Feb 4 @ 2:56AM  
Madden? sounds like the groundhog of Super Bowl Sunday....
alybai42

Feb 4 @ 7:33AM  
I am still crying over the Vikings
RevDocLove

Feb 4 @ 8:44AM  
With a little bit of luck..And great playing, Saints will win
See how non committal that was???

GO SAINTS
BlueEyes708

Feb 4 @ 12:16PM  
Laissez le bon temps rouler

The Saints in the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, what a combination.

Gaux Saints
sugarnspice005

Feb 4 @ 12:29PM  
Saints will win it because it's their first ever Super Bowl and they're going to be hyped up and hungry for that win.
max49

Feb 4 @ 1:39PM  
I have to disagree. I think it will be a close game but I think it will be the Colts 24-21 over the Saints but time will tell. I'm ready for some racin'. The Bud Shoot Out is Saturday night and I will be in Daytona next weekend for the 500. YEEEEE HAAAAW!!!

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