By no means should anyone take this serious—it's just a video game simulation.
However, according to the guys over at EA Sports, the New York Giants will win Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots, 27-24.
According to the Madden NFL 12 simulation, New England will trail New York 24-10 entering the fourth quarter, but Tom Brady and the Patriots will mount a late rally.
Brady will connect with Aaron Hernandez with less than 10 minutes to go to pull New England within seven. And then following the score, Brandon Spikes will pick off an Eli Manning pass to give New England the chance to tie the game. Following the pick, Brady finds Wes Welker for a score to tie the game up with 1:50 to go in regulation—but that's enough for Eli Manning and the Giants to work with.
With three seconds left, New York calls on Lawrence Tynes to kick the game-winning field goal and he succeeds, unlike the Baltimore Ravens' Billy Cundiff.
I certainly think that this is a very realistic outcome, as both teams are both evenly matched and I believe that the game will come down to whichever team scores last.
Much like Super Bowl XLII, this game will be decided by one score—and according to EA Sports, it will be a 27-24 New York Giants victory.
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