Madden NFL 13 Super Bowl Prediction Powered by Xbox 360 Crowns Baltimore Ravens as Champs

  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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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- January 28, 2013

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 here.

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 two-minute warning.

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 Colin Kaepernick.

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.

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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 can provide.

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