It is not real yet, but in the digital world, the Kansas City Chiefs would be the replicate Super Bowl winners.
In Madden’21’s official simulation of Super Bowl LV, the Chiefs will conquer the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 37-27, due to their second consecutive Lombardi trophy.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter using a 12-yard streak to give Kansas City a 34-27 lead. The Chiefs included a late field goal to account for the final margin.
The Madden simulation captured the Super Bowl last year, choosing the Chiefs to conquer the 49ers and Mahomes to become MVP. It snapped a yearlong losing streak for its Madden sim, which had chosen the Rams to beat the Patriots at Super Bowl LIII (New England won) and the Patriots to beat the Eagles at Super Bowl LII (the Eagles and also Nick Foles were champions that season ).
Even the sim did get it appropriate for Super Bowl LI, choosing New England to come from behind to conquer the Falcons, although not quite as wide a margin as the Patriots’ historic comeback by a 28-3 deficit.
Mahomes is your game’s Most Valuable Player after completing 31 of 41 passes for 422 yards and four touchdowns — the second consecutive year he has been named Super Bowl MVP. Mahomes threw touchdown passes to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Travis Kelce and 2 to Tyreek Hill — such as one for 63 yards.
The attempt was only sufficient to eliminate Tom Brady, who finished 30 or 44 passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
Tampa Bay scored first at the Super Bowl sim using a Ryan Succop field goal, but the game’s first touchdown was a 5-yard pass from Mahomes to Edwards-Helaire to give Kansas City a 7-3 lead in the conclusion of this first quarter.
The second quarter saw more activity, as Brady struck Godwin to get a 24-yard TD before Mahomes connected with Hill for a dent.