Madden simulation almost nails AFC title game

Sun, Jan 24
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Peyton ManningJerry Lai/US PresswirePeyton Manning carved up the Jets in the simulation and real life.

This is freaky.

I'm a big Madden NFL 10 guy, playing pretty much every day from August to today. But I never run simulations to see the results.

But check this out: This weekend ESPN video game editor Jon Robinson ran a simulation of the Indianapolis Colts vs. the New York Jets through EA Sports Madden NFL 10 game engine in a CPU vs. CPU format.

Here's Robinson's lead:

"Depending on whom you ask, this is either going to be the biggest upset or the biggest blowout of the week. Looks like 'Madden' is leaning more toward a blowout: The video game simulation shows Peyton Manning & Co. jumping out to a 17-7 halftime lead, then holding on for the 31-17 victory."

Granted, the halftime score was incorrect, but the final score was off by one point. The Colts advanced to the Super Bowl with a 30-17 victory.

I won't spoil the NFC simulation result, but you can check here.