REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) released its highly anticipated annual simulated Super Bowl prediction with EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 22. Led by young superstar quarterback Joe Burrow, the Cincinnati Bengals pull off a hard-fought victory over the stacked LA Rams, 24-21, giving the city of Cincinnati its first-ever Super Bowl title. For his leadership and performances on the field, Burrow was awarded the coveted Super Bowl MVP title in only his second year in the league, making him the first quarterback to win the Heisman, the college football national championship and the Super Bowl. While the Rams are heavy favorites with a win-now strategy in their home stadium, the Bengals have momentum on their side. Discover the complete story according to Madden NFL 22 in this new video, featuring NFL legend Marshawn Lynch.
In the prediction, the Bengals enter halftime 14-7, after touchdowns by Rams running back Sony Michel and red wide receiver Cooper Kupp, with Ja’Marr Chase only providing the Bengals touchdown. Early in the second half, the Bengals locked down the defense with cornerback Eli Apple knocking out Matthew Stafford and taking him home to tie the game. Joe Burrow takes the lead early in the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass to Tee Higgins, but Los Angeles responds with a touchdown from Odell Beckham Jr. to tie the game. In the dying minutes, Burrow put his team within goal range, creating another opportunity for Evan McPherson to step in and kick in the game-winning goal to secure a historic win for the Bengals franchise.
the Madden NFL SThe Uper Bowl prediction is one of the most trusted predictions ahead of the Super Bowl game and is debated by Madden players, football pundits, and NFL fans. The video game has picked the winner correctly nearly a dozen times and had a near-perfect prediction for Super Bowl XLIX. The prediction comes together using the latest gameplay from Madden NFL 22 powered through NFL Next Gen Stats Player Data.
Throughout the playoffs, EA SPORTS engaged with football fans in unique ways leading up to Super Bowl LVI – new and diverse gaming experiences in Madden NFL 22to secure the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest projected video game screen for the Pro Bowl: Madden NFL 22 Edition just last week. Continuing this trend, through a new collaboration with Nike in North America, EA SPORTS has given Nike Members a special opportunity to earn rewards by linking their Nike Run Club (NRC) and Madden NFL accounts and move. Between February 7 and February 14, fans can earn an achievement badge and unlock a +7 speed upgraded Aaron Donald Madden Ultimate Team™ item in Madden NFL 22 by logging five miles into the NRC app via a tracked run or an audio-guided run. Download the free NRC app here.
Ahead of Super Bowl LVI, fans can watch the world’s best two Madden NFL Championship Series competitors in the Madden Bowl Ultimate Final February 8 at 7 p.m. EST. With a majority share of $1 million in prizes at stake, watch the franchise’s premier esports event on the following sites: Watch ESPN, ESPN App, Twitch EA Madden NFL, Madden NFL Championship Series YouTube and NFL YouTube. More ways to tune in, including a first-ever special, will be announced February 8 at 10 a.m. ET.
Madden NFL 22 is developed in Orlando and Madrid by EA Tiburon and is available worldwide for Sony PlayStation®4, Sony PlayStation®5, Microsoft Xbox One, Microsoft Xbox Series X|S, PC via Origin™ and Steam®, and Google Stadia™ . For Madden NFL 22 assets, visit: EAPressPortal.com and follow @eamaddennfl on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for the latest updates.
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