Madden NFL 13 Super Bowl Prediction Powered by Xbox 360 Crowns Baltimore Ravens as Champs
Prediction that Correctly Forecasted Seven of Last Nine Super Bowls
Calls for Ray Lewis to Go Out a Winner
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In a thrilling contest that went down to the final seconds, the Electronic
Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) Madden NFL 13 Super Bowl Prediction
Powered by Xbox 360® has predicted the Baltimore Ravens as Super Bowl
XLVII champions, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 27—24. With the
victory, the Ravens captured their second Lombardi Trophy and allowed
linebacker Ray Lewis to end his illustrious NFL career as a Super Bowl
champion. To view the full prediction video, click
Both the Ravens and 49ers were held to first quarter field goals as the
two top-ten defenses imposed their will to start the game. But any
illusions of a low-scoring affair were shattered in the second quarter
when the 49ers' Frank Gore scored on a 19-yard run and Joe Flacco
quickly answered with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith. Later
in the quarter, Baltimore added a Ray Rice touchdown run to secure a
17-10 halftime lead.
The Ravens continued to pour it on in the third quarter, with Joe Flacco
tossing a 24-yard strike to Anquan Boldin to stretch the Baltimore lead
to 14. San Francisco refused to go quietly though, getting an early
fourth quarter touchdown from Frank Gore and adding a game-tying 12-yard
touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernick to Vernon Davis just before the
Baltimore wasn't about to let the 49ers spoil Ray Lewis' retirement
party though, methodically moving the ball down the field on the back of
Ray Rice and capping the drive with a 40-yard field goal from rookie
kicker Justin Tucker to push the Ravens ahead 27-24. The 49ers made one
last attempt at capturing their sixth Lombardi Trophy, but an Ed Reed
interception of a pass from Colin Kaepernick with ten seconds remaining
capped the Ravens' second Super Bowl title in franchise history and
proved once more that defense wins championships.
Living up to his preseason claims that he was indeed an elite
quarterback, Joe Flacco took home MVP honors completing 19 of 27 passes
for 260 yards and two touchdowns. En route to his first Super Bowl
victory, Flacco eliminated a number of young signal callers and future
Hall-of-Famers including Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and
The EA SPORTS Madden NFL Super Bowl Prediction continues to be
one of the most accurate prognosticators of the NFL's biggest game. The
prediction has accurately called seven of the last nine Super Bowls, and
was two points away from predicting the exact final score of the 2009
matchup between the Steelers and Cardinals.
This week the Madden NFL franchise will be providing wall-to-wall
coverage of the Super Bowl live from New Orleans. Fans are invited to become
a Madden Insider for exclusive information on Facebook including
interviews with athletes at Super Bowl Media Day hosted by Von Miller,
an inside look at the Madden Bowl red carpet with Arian Foster and much
more. It's a unique look at the big game that only the Madden NFL team
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