The NFL season is almost here, which can only mean the predictions on the season are heating up. Once again, an entire NFL season is getting played out in the latest edition of Electronic Arts’ “Madden” video game. Yahoo played out the entire schedule for each and every team. Most of the results sound pretty familiar.
Here is what “Madden NFL 22” predicts will happen in the 2021 NFL season:
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Playoffs and Super Bowl LVI
In the AFC, five of the seven playoff teams were the same as last season, with division winners Jacksonville and New England crashing the party in the simulation. The Ravens locked up the top seed, forcing Kansas City to win three games en route to advancing to its third Super Bowl in a row. In the NFC, only the Bucs — who captured the No.1 seed — and Bears returned from 2020. The Cowboys, 49ers, Giants, Falcons and the NFC champion Panthers (led by Sam Darnold’s 36-touchdown season) were all newcomers.
Chiefs are champions again
Mahomes and Kansas City defeated Carolina 38-26. Mahomes added to his impressive trophy haul by capturing Super Bowl MVP for the second time in three seasons.
Other award winners
Urban Meyer won Coach of the Year in his first season in the NFL, leading the Jaguars to an 11-6 record and AFC South title. Von Miller won Defensive Player of the Year by racking up 21 sacks. Fields’ impressive year in Chicago earned him Offensive Rookie of the Year over No. 1 pick Lawrence. Browns second-round pick, linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah won Defensive Rookie of the Year with a team-high 112 tackles and two interceptions.
The Super Bowl champs aren't shocking, but plenty else is in this "Madden 22" simulation, even after the requisite grains of salt.@AntSulla with a fun onehttps://t.co/Xgd7oigIsU
— Joey Gulino (@JGulinoYahoo) August 23, 2021
The simulation also predicts the Eagles will sign Colin Kaepernick when Jalen Hurts goes down with an injury, so yea, let’s take all these predictions with a grain of salt.
“Colin Kaepernick gets his chance
Sticking in the NFC East, the Eagles signed Colin Kaepernick to be their starting quarterback. While this seems incredibly unlikely barring an injury to Jalen Hurts in real life, Kaepernick happens to be rated higher than several starting QBs, including Hurts. The former 49ers star had career highs in yards (4,679) and TDs (33) with the Eagles, but Philadelphia finished third in the division at 7-10 and missed the playoffs.”
You don’t need a simulation to tell you the Chiefs can make it back to the Super Bowl, but their opponent is a pretty interesting one.
Don’t think Sam Darnold is going to lead his new team to the Super Bowl, but that’s why we play the games.
Should be an amazing NFL season.
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