04:46 PM - August 30, 2013 by MMChrisS
This is a Madden curse 30 for 30 waiting to happen.
In their annual simulation of the NFL season, EA Sports' Madden NFL 25 is predicting that Adrian Peterson will break Eric Dickerson's single season rushing record with 2,139 yards.
However, while Peterson will break records according to the simulation, the Super Bowl will be played between the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans. Other division winners and Wild Card teams include the New England Patriots (13-3), Denver Broncos (11-5), Cincinnati Bengals (10-6), Indianapolis Colts (10-6) and Baltimore Ravens (8-8) in the AFC; alongside the Atlanta Falcons (12-4), Seattle Seahawks (12-4), Green Bay Packers (11-5), New Orleans Saints (10-6) and Washington Redskins (10-6) in the NFC.
Interestingly enough, Peyton Manning will win the MVP according to the simulation despite the fact Peterson breaks a prestigious NFL season record. Rookie of the Year honors went to Montee Ball and Eddie Lacy on offense, and Manti Te’o and Tyrann Mathieu on defense.
Another interesting tidbit from the release sent to us: Madden NFL 25 was played by more people for more minutes than any other Madden in history in the 25 hours after launch, with 12 million minutes played and six million points scored. In short: The game is a commercial success once again.
What do you think about the playoff and season predictions from the Madden NFL 25 season sim?