Dapper Tux's Madden 22 Super Bowl LVI Super Sim Prediction
It's time to predict the winner of Super Bowl LVI with EA Sports Madden 22, let's hit the virtual gridiron!
The biggest game in football is right around the corner with Super Bowl LVI this weekend in Inglewood, California. The NFL Playoffs have been full of excitement and drama, with each game more exciting than the last. After all the edge of your seat action, just two teams remain: The Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.
The Bengals have never won a Super Bowl, and have had a miraculous comeback season. The Rams are no strangers to Super Bowl success with three NFL championships to their credit, all of which were won in different cities.
The big question is, who will walk away with the Vince Lombardi trophy on Sunday and be crowed the Super Bowl champion? I turned to Madden 22 to provide some answers.
Since 2004, the Madden NFL franchise has been correct 61% of the time when predicting the winner, so take the results with a grain of salt. Objectively, it's not too shabby considering all the factors at play.
This year Madden 22 has employed more true to life physics, ball handling and Next-Gen player stats to keep things as life-like as possible.
Its time for kickoff!
Here we go, the quarter-by-quarter results from "The Dapper Tux Madden 22 Super Bowl LVI Super Sim:"
The First Quarter
The first quarter saw the Bengals come out in force with Running Back J.Mixon completing a 50 yard run and E.McPherson picking up the extra two points on the kick. For most of the quarter, the Bengals controlled the play and gained serious yardage on their few drives.
End of Q1 Score:
Los Angeles 0
The second quarter saw both teams go back and forth in a defensive stalemate. Both Quarterbacks found themselves in trouble getting sacked twice in a quarter.
In the last minute of the quarter M.Stafford was able to make a surgical drive.
He connected with C.Kupp in 9-yard pass for the Ram's first TD of Super Bowl LVI.
M.Gay's kick was good for the extra two points. This set things up for a thrilling second half putting the Rams within a single touchdown.
End of Q2 Score:
Los Angeles 7
The defensive chess match continued in a quarter of extremely tight man-to-man coverage. Luckily for the Bengals, this was a relatively quiet quarter with defensive plays that stymied many offensive pushes from both teams. M.Stafford aired out a few excellent long range attempts that were swatted away and one was dropped in the end zone.
The Rams were literally a few finger tips short on tying things up. At the end of the third, Los Angeles' was enjoying a big momentum swing, it looks like we are in for a nail biting finish!
End of Q3 Score:
Los Angeles 7
Cincinnati was able to completely lock it down in the forth quarter. The Bengals defensive coverage suffocated M.Stafford's drives, forcing him to twice throw the ball out of bounds.
In a final desperation attempt Stafford threw a long pass that was intercepted by Cincinnati's V.Bell for a 55-yard return. Unfortunately, for the Rams it was too little, too late, and another comeback win wasn’t in the cards. E.McPherson's kick was good with 0:02 seconds left on the clock sealing the championship for the Bengals.
Final Score for Super Bowl LVI
Los Angeles 7
DapperTux.com predicts the Cincinnati Bengals as your Super Bowl LVI champs!
EA Madden's Own Official Prediction
EA also put together their own video package with Marshawn Lynch for their Madden 22 champion, take a look:
It sure is going to be an interesting Super Bowl Sunday. Who’s got your pick for the championship? Sound off in the comments below!
About the Author - Matthew "Dapper Tux" Rondina
Matthew has been involved in all things gaming since the 8-bit era. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been passionate about technology and gaming for over 20 years. Along with being the Managing Editor of dappertux.com, he has bylines with Best Buy, Cineplex Entertainment, Mobile Syrup and Walmart. Follow Matthew’s gaming + tech adventures on twitter, Instagram and join in on the fun!