Rams Beat The Patriots, 30 - 27 - If You Believe Madden NFL 19

If you trust the world of computer simulation, you might want to go ahead and pick the Los Angeles Rams to beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53. At least that's what EA Sports' Madden NFL 19 said yesterday. The video game company is taking LA to beat New England, 30-27, in what would be a compelling game based on how it predicts the game would unfold. Of course, if you watch the video below, you will see it also predicts Aaron Donald of the Rams to have four sacks of Tom B rady and to actually hit Brady seven times to win the Super Bowl MVP award.

If you ask me, whoever programmed this game should get bonehead of the year award considering that is four more times than Brady has been sacked the entire postseason and six more times than he’s been touched.

Worth noting though...EA's simulation has the Patriots and Rams tied at 20-20 entering the fourth quarter before Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein broke the tie with a 53-yard field goal to give L.A. a 23-20 lead. Then it was Brady—who threw for 287-yards, two touchdowns and an interception—looking as if he would win another Super Bowl for the Patriots with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Super Bowl 51 hero James White to give New England a 27-23 lead.

But the Rams would win the game after Todd Gurley scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to give Los Angeles a 30-27 lead that would hold. Yeah, anyone also want to tell this simulation the Pats always have the ball last. Seems like this is less of a simulation and more of a glitch.

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