Can Kansas City win in back-to-back years?
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The annual tradition of the latest Madden NFL game predicting the Super Bowl winners continues this year. Today, Electronic Arts unveiled its annual Super Bowl prediction with EA Sports Madden NFL 21. They found that the Kansas City Chiefs would take the W against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Furthermore, they found that Madden NFL 20 cover athlete, Patrick Mahomes was named the game's MVP once more. Last year, EA and Madden NFL 20 correctly predicted that the Chiefs would win Super Bowl LIV. This year, the final score as predicted by Madden is 37-27 in favor of the Chiefs once more.

A more detailed breakdown of the game can be found below courtesy of EA. As you probably already know, Madden NFL 21 is out now for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via both Steam and Origin. It also just recently launched on Google Stadia. In celebration of Super Bowl LV, you can currently get the Superstar Edition of the game for 60% off.


Kansas City’s relentless attack ultimately proves to be too much for Tampa Bay, and Mahomes’ mobility is the standout factor, avoiding Tampa Bay’s pass rush late in the game to pull away for the victory. Both starting quarterbacks put up stellar performances with Mahomes throwing for 422 yards and four touchdowns, cementing his second MVP title, and Brady throwing for 332 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Here’s how it all goes down in Madden NFL 21:
  • Q1: Tampa Bay scores first with a field goal from Ryan Succop, but Mahomes follows quickly with a 5-yard touchdown pass to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
  • Q2: The quarterback battle ignites as Mahomes and Brady go back and forth. Brady finds Chris Goodwin on a 24-yard touchdown pass and Succop hammers another field goal from 46 yards. Mahomes bounces back, going to his favorite wide receiver Tyreek Hill for another Chief’s touchdown, keeping the game within one point with Kansas City out front 14-13.
  • Q3: Mahomes comes out hot in the second half with a 63-yard touchdown pass back to Hill, who, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, hits a top speed of 22 mph. However, Brady answers with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans. Mahomes, resilient and determined to win, hits fellow Madden NFL “99 Club” member, Travis Kelce for a Chiefs touchdown to end the quarter.
  • Q4: With just one touchdown between the two teams, it all comes down to the game’s nail biting, final 15 minutes. The final quarter opens with Tampa Bay’s Rob Gronkowski, the G.O.A.T. tight end stepping up for his team with a touchdown. Mahomes responds by pushing his way into the endzone with a 12-yard run squarely putting the moment in Kansas City’s hands. To end the game, the Chiefs kick a final field goal before the clock runs out.