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Monday, August 16, 2010
The future according to 'Madden 11'

By James Walker
ESPN.com

This AFC North blogger has officially retired from the popular "Madden" video game series. Free time during football season is just too scarce.

But this weekend I rented a copy of "Madden 11" for (cough, cough) research purposes. Our community wants to know how the AFC North will play out this season. So we simulated an entire season.

Here is what you can expect in 2010:

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4, first place)
Cincinnati Bengals (10-6, second place)
Baltimore Ravens (9-7, third place)
Cleveland Browns (4-12, fourth place)
Playoffs

So that's how the 2010 season will play out, according to "Madden 11." It looks like the Steelers will win the division, but the Ravens will advance to the Super Bowl.

How accurate was this game simulation?