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Annual 'Madden' Super Bowl simulation give New York another title

January 30, 2012|RedEye

Apologies to the 100 million people preparing to watch Sunday's Super Bowl featuring the New York Giants vs. the New England Patriots: The winner's already been revealed.

According to the annual "Madden" video game simulation, the Giants will beat the Patriots, just as they did in 2008. The game did not predict any miraculous helmet catches, however.

The Giants' 27-24 virtual win earned N.Y. quarterback Eli Manning the game's MVP award. He finished with 342 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

At the risk of spoiling even more of Sunday's proceedings at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, here is the super scoring breakdown.

FIRST QUARTER

>> Manning connects with receiver Victor Cruz for a 40-yard touchdown. Cue the salsa music.

>> New England's Stephen Gostkowski nails a 45-yard field goal.

SCORE: N.Y. Giants 7, New England 3

SECOND QUARTER

>> New England takes the lead on a 24-yard Tom Brady touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski. Gronk spike!

>> Hakeem Nicks gives the Giants the lead when he catches a 21-yard TD pass from Manning.

>> Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes stretches the lead to 7 with a 39-yard field goal.

SCORE: N.Y. Giants 17, New England 10

THIRD QUARTER

>> Ahmad Bradshaw's 11-yard TD run is the lone scoring highlight in an uneventful third quarter. Everybody must have been recovering from Madonna's halftime performance.

SCORE: N.Y. Giants 24, New England 10

FOURTH QUARTER

>> Brady starts a Patriots rally with an 8-yard pass to Aaron Hernandez.

>> The comeback continues with a Brady-to-Wes Welker score that ties the game at 24 with 1:50 left in the game.

>> It's Tynes time! The kicker hits 40-yard field goal as time expires to give the Giants the Super Bowl XLVI win.

FINAL SCORE: N.Y. Giants 27, New England 24

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