Simulating Super Bowl XLVIII

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Simulating Super Bowl XLVIII
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If you cannot wait until game time for Super Bowl XLVIII, we have your paper champions right here at Bleacher Report. We simulated the game 10 times and came up with the same general result that PredictionMachine.com (@PredictMachine) ended up with.

We could not believe the Seattle Seahawks won almost 55 percent of the time in Prediction Machine's 50,000 simulations, so we decided to try it for ourselves at WhatIfSports.com

With the weather forecast predicting game-time temperatures in the mid-40s with cloudy skies, no precipitation and a very light breeze, courtesy of AccuWeather, we figured our results would side more heavily in the Denver Broncos' favor. Those conditions represent what was going to be a best-case scenario for the Broncos' record-setting offense in the first winter outdoor Super Bowl.

Good thing for Peyton Manning and Co. that Super Bowls are not won on paper or with data simulations.

Each of the following 10 slides has a different scenario for the game. We present you a quick recap of the game, the MVP, winning betting tickets and a link to a full stats box score—the latter of which is the coolest of all. Let's shake the magic eight ball a few times and see what the numbers have in store for us, Denver and Seattle.

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