February 3, 2008 / 8:05 AM / in 11 years

"Madden" game picks Patriots to win Super Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Life!) - The New England Patriots will beat the New York Giants by a score of 38-30 in the Super Bowl, at least according to the popular “Madden NFL 08” football videogame.

Samples of legitimate Super Bowl XLII tickets are displayed at a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A simulation of this Sunday’s championship game run in “Madden” by publisher Electronic Arts Inc showed the Patriots taking an early lead with a pair of touchdowns by running back Laurence Maroney.

The Giants pulled within one point in the third quarter, but a pass from quarterback Tom Brady to receiver Randy Moss helped make the Patriots the first team to record a perfect 19-0 season, EA said in a statement.

EA said “Madden” has picked the Super Bowl winner for five years running.

Reporting by Scott Hillis

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