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WATCH: Video game predicts Super Bowl outcome

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-07 13:34:59-05

For the 13th year, the popular NFL video game franchise Madden has declared which team will win the Super Bowl.

The video game from EA Sports has chosem the winner correctly nine times, and in 2016, the deciding factor comes down to one play.

Madden's Panthers draw first blood with a touchdown in the first quarter. Virtual Cam Newton jumps across the field as the Carolina defense takes down Manning. 

The Broncos, and Manning, get a second wind in the next half, and with 41 seconds on the clock, the scoreboard shows Denver up slightly at 20 to 17.

In the final moments, Newton drives the ball to the end zone himself. The quarterback leaps over the Broncos and lands on his side to score the ending touchdown. 

Game ends 24-20 and the league declares Newton the Super Bowl MVP.

Last year, Madden picked the Patriots to win, and they did.

These are some of the past predictions:

Super Bowl XXXVIII (Patriots vs. Panthers)

  • Madden NFL Prediction Winner & Score: New England Patriots 23-20
  • Actual Winner & Score: New England Patriots 32-29

Super Bowl XXXIX (Patriots vs. Eagles)

  • Madden NFL Prediction Winner & Score: New England Patriots 47-31
  • Actual Winner & Score: New England Patriots 24-21

Super Bowl XL (Steelers vs. Seahawks)

  • Madden NFL Prediction Winner & Score: Pittsburgh Steelers 24-19
  • Actual Winner & Score: Pittsburgh Steelers 21-10

Super Bowl XLI (Colts vs. Bears)

  • Madden NFL Prediction Winner & Score: Indianapolis Colts 38-27
  • Actual Winner & Score: Indianapolis Colts 29-17

Super Bowl XLII (Patriots vs. Giants)

  • Madden NFL Prediction Winner & Score: New England Patriots 38-30
  • Actual Winner & Score: New York Giants 17-14

Super Bowl XLIII (Steelers vs. Cardinals)

  • Madden NFL Prediction Winner & Score: Pittsburgh Steelers 28-24
  • Actual Winner & Score: Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23

Super Bowl XLIV (Saints vs. Colts)

  • Madden NFL Prediction Winner & Score: New Orleans Saints 35-31
  • Actual Winner & Score: New Orleans Saints 31-17