EA Sports, with the help of Madden NFL 21, simulated and predicted the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, 37-27. The simulation also predicts Patrick Mahomes will take home his second straight Super Bowl MVP award, as the Chiefs win back to back championships.
Here’s a breakdown of the simulation:
- First Quarter: Tampa Bay scores first with a field goal from Ryan Succop, but Mahomes follows quickly with a 5 yard touchdown pass to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
- Second Quarter: The quarterback battle ignites as Mahomes and Brady go back and forth. Brady finds Chris Goodwin on a 24-yard touchdown pass and Succop hammers another field goal from 46 yards. Mahomes bounces back, going to his favorite wide receiver Tyreek Hill for another Chief’s touchdown, keeping the game within one point with Kansas City out front 14-13.
- Third Quarter: Mahomes comes out hot in the second half with a 63-yard touchdown pass back to Hill. However, Brady answers with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans. Mahomes then connects with fellow Madden NFL “99 Club” member, Travis Kelce for a Chiefs touchdown to end the quarter.
- Fourth Quarter: With just one touchdown between the two teams, it all comes down to the final 15 minutes. The final quarter opens with Tampa Bay’s Rob Gronkowski stepping up for his team with a touchdown. Mahomes responds by pushing his way into the endzone with a 12 yard run. The Chiefs defense holds and the Chiefs kick a final field goal to ice the game.