New England Patriots Win in Official Madden NFL 17 Super Bowl LI Prediction
Pats Top Falcons 27 - 24 in a Thrilling Game
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According to the official EA
SPORTS Madden NFL 17 Super Bowl LI Game Simulation, Tom Brady will
soon stand alone as the only quarterback to ever win five Super Bowls,
as the prediction calls for the New England Patriots to defeat the
Atlanta Falcons 27 - 24 in Houston. Brady is also expected to once again
earn Super Bowl MVP honors, making him the most decorated player in
Super Bowl history.
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The offenses came to play in the first quarter, with the Falcons relying
on a steady dose of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman doing damage both
on the ground and through the air, with Coleman taking a pass out of the
backfield 15 yards for the first score of the game. The Pats,
unaccustomed to playing from behind, answered quickly with a score of
their own with Tom Brady hitting playoff-favorite target Chris Hogan for
a 38-yard play action touchdown pass.
Atlanta continued the offensive onslaught in the 2nd quarter
hitting a deep pass to Julio Jones to get into scoring position, and
then finishing off the drive with a 5-yard Freeman rushing touchdown.
The Falcons defense managed to contain the Pats offense as well, holding
New England to a field goal and heading into the locker room with a 17 -
In the second half the tides began to turn, as the Patriots exploited an
aggressive Falcons defense with short passes and quick attacks. Dion
Lewis found a way to score on a 9-yard swing pass, and the Patriots
added another field goal in the quarter as well. On defense, the Pats
pass rush started getting to Matt Ryan, and blanket coverage of Julio
Jones held the Falcons scoreless, giving New England a 20 - 17 edge
after three quarters.
The final period started as a defensive slugfest, with neither team able
to get into scoring position. Things finally broke open late in the game
when Matt Ryan put together a sustained drive, capping it off with a
12-yard touchdown to Mohamed Sanu Sr., giving the Falcons a 24 - 20 lead.
With under four minutes left to play, Brady and company returned to the
field with their sights set on victory. They showed tremendous patience,
riding short passes and the power run game to march the ball across
midfield, but with less than two minutes to play they knew they had to
find the end zone. The Falcons defense, harangued by Brady and company
all day, stiffened and forced the Pats into a 4th and 4
situation with only 20 seconds to go. With his Super Bowl legacy on the
line, Brady turned to his most trusted receiver, hitting Julian Edelman
for the game-winning touchdown and history is made.
Brady's final stat line showed him going 30 for 39 with 305 yards, while
also being responsible for all three Patriots' touchdowns on his way to
MVP honors. LaGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis combined for over 100 yards
on the ground, with Blount tallying 19 carries for 78 yards, while Lewis
added 8 touches for 32 yards and a receiving touchdown. Julian Edelman
claimed top receiver honors, hauling in nine passes for 102 yards and a
touchdown, while Chris Hogan caught three balls for 50 yards and a
Matt Ryan nearly managed to match Brady's performance, racking up 287
yards and two touchdowns on a 24 for 36 performance. Ryan wasn't perfect
though, as he also tossed the game's only interception. Though Freeman
and Coleman were each able to find the end zone, neither had a
particularly impactful performance, with Freeman managing 53 yards on 15
carries and Coleman struggling to 34 yards on 10 attempts. Though Julio
Jones did manage to put up 89 receiving yards, the bulk of them came on
one pass, and he finished the game with 7 catches and no scores. Mohamed
Sanu Sr. proved dangerous though, adding six catches for 64 yards and a
The Madden NFL Super Bowl prediction is one of the most
well-known in the world, and was particularly spot-on when the Patriots
last played in the Super Bowl. The 2015 prediction not only correctly
forecasted the final score, but also accurately called that New England
would overcome a 10-point 3rd quarter deficit and came within
three yards of accurately forecasting Julian Edelman's final receiving
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