Eagles news: Philly outlasts Chiefs in Madden NFL Super Bowl simulations

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This will make you feel like a legend or an old man/woman. Remember those first iterations of the Electronic Arts Madden NFL games? Sure, they were fun and all, but Madden was a little ‘Tecmo Bowl’ in its presentation. If you were watching someone else play the game, you might be unable to distinguish the Philadelphia Eagles from the Miami Dolphins.

Most of the players were the same size. Everyone played, pretty much, in the same stadium. Fast forward to the present, and as is the case with just about everything else,l technology has led to a better product.

The physics engine has improved. Stadiums are as close to scale as digitally possible, and then, there are those player ratings. If you think NFL stars don’t care about that stuff, just ask someone his opinion on whether or not his speed or overall rating is an accurate depiction of his physical ability.

EA’s Madden NFL imprint remains one of the most beloved franchises in the gaming community. While we will always find aspects of the game to criticize, this is still the best football simulation that exists.

So, what happens when the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs meet for the Vince Lombardi Trophy on simulation’s stage? We’re glad that you asked.

The Philadelphia Eagles outlast the Kansas City Chiefs in a pair of recent Super Bowl 57 simulations.

Any great Madden player can admit that, at some point, he or she waited too long to start playing the game and found themselves sucked into a simulated game. Often, since we’re on the subject, we can all also admit that we dropped everything that we were doing to watch.

Come on… Don’t act like it’s just us.

Fans of the Madden game and the NFL are no strangers to firing up a matchup and letting artificial intelligence decide an upcoming game. The Eagles and Chiefs rosters are both formidable, in real life and the game. Recently, ESPN ran a sim of its own, one the Birds won by a 31-17 final score. Once that whet our whistle, the hunt was on for a few more.

We turned to some of our YouTube buddies to see how their sims turned out and found more success albeit by slimmer margins. Many NFL pundits are predicting that Philly will win on Sunday, and the first two sims that we stumbled upon played out exactly as such. This first one comes from Sports Gaming Universe. Check out their YouTube channel!

Here’s another from GLA. Give their channel a look by clicking here. Again, Super Bowl LVII was a nail-biter that went the way of the Birds.

What’s the moral of this story you’re asking? Well… there isn’t one. Again, the results of a sim will have no bearing on how Super Bowl LVII turns out, but as Mason ‘The Line’ Dixon taught us in the 2006 film Rocky Balboa, there’s nothing like a video game simulation to get the competitive juices flowing.

Might the 57th Super Bowl play out like GLA or Sports Gaming Universe’s sims? Only time will tell. While we like the results, for the emotional health of an entire fan base, we’d prefer it if Philly won by two scores. Hey, we can dream, can’t we? Hopefully, those dreams come to fruition on Sunday.

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