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Madden 17 picks Patriots

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The New England Patriots will beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-24 in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

At least according to EA Sports Madden NFL 17.

A simulation run on popular game predicted the Patriots would secure the victory with a touchdown by Julian Edelman late in the fourth quarter and that Tom Brady would be named Super Bowl MVP for the fourth time.

The game also predicted both Atlanta running backs would score touchdowns in the first half, but the Patriots would hold their high-powered offense scoreless in the third quarter.

Madden has picked nine of 13 Super Bowl winners including the 2015 game, when it predicted the final score and the Patriots overcoming a 10-point, third-quarter deficit.

A game between Atlanta linebacker Vic Beasley and New England’s Martellus Bennett in Houston had a different outcome, though. Beasley’s Falcons routed Bennett’s Patriots 41-11.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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