Jan 28, 2013 11:42 AM EST | By Juan G. Rodriguez
EA Sports has announced the results of the official Madden NFL '13 Super Bowl XLVII simulation. The game has the John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens defeating the Jim Harbaugh led San Francisco 49ers 27-24 to claim the Lombardi Trophy for the 2012 season.
According to EA Sports' simulation, the game will be a defensive battle with both teams tied 3-3 after the first quarter. The 49ers would be the first team to punch the ball into the end zone in the second quarter.
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San Francisco's Frank Gore broke a run for 19-yards to get the touchdown and give the 49ers a 10-3 lead, but the Ravens would take a 17-10 lead going into the locker room after scoring 14-unanswered points.
The Ravens would continue to dominate the game by taking a 24-10 in the third quarter on a 24-yard connection between Joe Flacco and Anquan Boldin for the touchdown.
According to EA Sports simulation, the 49ers did not fold and made a huge comeback in the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Gore scored his second touchdown of the Super Bowl and Colin Kaepernick hit his tight end Vernon Davis in the end zone for the game-tying touchdown with just over two minutes remaining in the championship game.
It wouldn't be a modern day Super Bowl without a quarterback leading his team downfield for a game winning score and Madden NFL 13 predicts that Flacco will be the player to do so.
According to the simulation, Flacco methodically drove the Ravens downfield and into field goal position to set up a 40-yard field goal attempt for rookie kicker Justin Tucker.
The young kicker made the field goal to give Baltimore a 27-24 lead with only seconds remaining in the game. The 49ers would get one more chance to either tie or win the game, but long-time Ravens' safety Ed Reed picked off a Kaepernick pass to effectively end the game.
Madden NFL 13 predicts that Flacco will take home the Super Bowl XLVII MVP honors, after completing 19-of-27 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns.
You can check back later this week to see how our simulation of Super Bowl XLVII compares to EA's official one.
Who do you think will win the big game? Do you think EA Sports' simulation got the game right? Let us know in the comment section and watch the video of EA Sports' simulation below...
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