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Madden NFL 11

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Tiburon
Release Date: Aug. 20, 2010

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'Madden NFL 11' (ALL) Predicts Super Bowl XLV Winner

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:41 a.m. PST

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays.

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays. With incredible graphics, authentic gameplay, and world class online play- Madden NFL 11 sets a new bar for sports video games.

Madden NFL 11 will redefine videogame football for both veteran and rookie players by providing a Simpler, Quicker and Deeper experience:

  • Simpler: Call plays like an NFL coach with ease using an all-new play-calling system, GameFlow, which executes an authentic, situational game plan for you.
  • Quicker: The new play-calling system will enable players to spend more time on the field and less in the playbook - completing games in half of the time.
  • Deeper: Madden NFL 11 is feature-rich, with improved animations and control options, enhanced online functionality, and new broadcast and audio presentation that delivers the NFL experience fans have come to expect.

In a battle of storied NFL franchises, the Pittsburgh Steelers win their record seventh Vince Lombardi Trophy, defeating the Green Bay Packers 24-20 in Super Bowl XLV, according to the annual EA SPORTS Super Bowl Simulation powered by Madden NFL 11.

Down 13-17 going into the fourth quarter, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers hits James Jones in the end-zone to put the Pack up by 3 points with nine minutes left in the game.  The defense for both teams kept the score tight throughout most of the fourth quarter, with neither willing to budge.  After the two minute warning, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace on a slant, and the wide receiver’s world-class speed helped outrace the Packers defense for a 36 yard touchdown pass; giving Pittsburgh the lead with 1:20 left on the clock.  With no timeouts, Rodgers led Green Bay into Pittsburgh territory as the nail-biting contest drew to a close.  In a last second desperation attempt, Rodgers targeted receiver Jordy Nelson, but Steelers safety, Ryan Clark, picked off the pass, clinching Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl XLV victory.  Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Wallace was named Super Bowl MVP with five catches for 111 total yards and a touchdown.

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 1st Quarter

  • 12:37      PIT          FG S. Suisham missed 41 Yd                                                               
  • 7:58        PIT          INT T. Polamalu, Intercepts ball on own 43                                        
  • 2:55        PIT          TD  R. Mendenhall, 2 Yd run (Suisham kick)                                      

2nd Quarter

  • 12:41      PIT          FG S. Suisham, 32 Yd FG                                                                    
  • 8:46        GB          FG M. Crosby missed 44 Yd FG                                                          
  • 1:29        GB          INT A.J. Hawk, Intercepts ball on Pittsburgh 39                                 
  • 0:26        GB          TD  G. Jennings, 12 Yd pass from A. Rodgers (M. Crosby kick)          

3rd Quarter

  • 8:59        PIT          TD H. Ward, 17 Yd pass from B. Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)           
  • 5:10        GB          FG M. Crosby, 49 Yd FG                                                                           
  • 1:16        GB          FG M. Crosby, 38 Yd FG                                                                            

4th Quarter

  • 9:00        GB          TD J. Jones, 9 Yd pass from A. Rodgers (M. Crosby kick)                       
  • 1:20        PIT          TD M. Wallace, 36 Yd pass from B. Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)  
  • 0:20        PIT          INT R. Clark, Intercepts ball on own 20                                                           

Earlier this season, Madden NFL 11 simulated the entire NFL season and correctly predicted the Green Bay Packers as the NFC Champion.  Dating back to Super Bowl XXXVIII, EA SPORTS has conducted the annual Super Bowl simulation using the latest iteration of the Madden NFL franchise.  The Super Bowl XLV simulation was conducted utilizing artificial intelligence powered by real-life data from each team to determine player ratings, and includes variances, such as injuries, to predict the outcome.  Six out of the last seven Super Bowl champions have been accurately predicted by Madden NFL.  Previous results include:

  • Super Bowl XXXVIII – Patriots 23, Panthers 20
    • Actual Score: Patriots 32, Panthers 29
  • Super Bowl XXXIX – Patriots 47, Eagles 31
    • Actual score: Patriots 24, Eagles 21
  • Super Bowl XL – Steelers 24, Seahawks 19
    • Actual score: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
  • Super Bowl XLI – Colts 38, Bears 27
    • Actual score: Colts 29, Bears 17
  • Super Bowl XLIII  – Steelers 28, Cardinals 24
    • Actual score: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23
  • Super Bowl XLIV – Saints 35, Colts 31
    • Actual score: Saints 31, Colts 17

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