Originally written on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 8/25/12

In the spirit of Madden 13 ratings and Super Bowl buzz, below is a look at the Denver Broncos celebrating a 27-23 SB XLVII victory over the New Orleans Saints in EA Sports’ 2012 version of Madden.


A few quick notes after the jump. 

  • The team hosting the Super Bowl hasn’t made the playoffs the year their city hosted the game since 2000, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 10-6.  And since 1992, no city hosting the game has had their team reach the SB.  But in this case, New Orleans made the playoffs—and the Super Bowl.  But ultimately fell short, 27-23.
  • Fifth-year receiver Andre “Bubba” Caldwell should have a good season with quarterback Peyton Manning at the helm, but winning SB MVP?  That seems a little over the top.  If Caldwell put up great numbers, then Manning must have as well.  If that was the case, Peyton would have been the game’s MVP.  (Or maybe Caldwell ran back two kicks for touchdowns?  We’ll never know, since the video only shows the end of the game.)
  • As was pointed out by MaxDenver‘s Andrew Mason, the NFC team chooses their jersey color this year.  With that being the case, the Saints would have likely been in black and the Broncos in white, not vice versa.
  • In real life, Owner Pat Bowlen would have been on the podium for the trophy ceremony, as would have been Caldwell as the game’s MVP.  This was a big glitch by EA Sports, because not having Bolwen up there prevents him from being able to say, “This one’s for Peyton!”  And hey, J.D. Walton, you must have really improved from last season to be worthy of being up there.
  • A few people have questioned Manning’s strength this offseason.  Let EA Sports put that to rest:  He can lift up a 229 pound Demaryius Thomas with ease.
  • Speaking of Manning, talk about redemption.  Four years after losing to the Saints 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV, Manning comes back and defeats Drew Brees in New Orleans.  That’s a great story line.

What observations did you draw from Madden’s simulation of SB47?  Let us know in the comments below.


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