The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are widely expected to play a Super Bowl game that will go down to the wire, and it looks that the video game simulations agree.
According to ESPN Staff Writer Michael Rothstein, the latest Madden NFL 19 simulation generated by EA has the Rams winning a close, 30-27 battle with the Patriots.
The Madden NFL 19 simulation had Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald taking over the game with four sacks and seven hits on quarterback Tom Brady en route to a Super Bowl MVP award.
Per the simulation, the game would be tied at 20-20 heading into the fourth quarter. Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein converts a 53-yard field goal to take the lead, only for the Patriots to respond with a touchdown from James White.
But the Rams would have the final touchdown of the game off a Todd Gurley run to make it 30-27.
In the simulation, Rams quarterback Jared Goff finishes with 303 passing yards, with wide receiver Robert Woods accounting for eight catches, 103 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman led the game with 104 receiving yards, while Patriots running back Sony Michel led the game in rushing with 103 yards and a touchdown.