Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl in our Madden 22 simulation
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Super Bowl LVI takes place on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, when the hometown L.A. Rams will face off with the Cincinnati Bengals. Popular streamer Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar has already placed his curse on the Rams, seeing if he can continue his streak of getting every prediction wrong in the NFL playoffs.

Based on Upcomer’s official unofficial Madden 22 simulation of the Super Bowl, we could be watching one of the best games ever this weekend if the virtual world translates to the real thing.

Second-year phenom Joe Burrow was the star of the game, throwing for 400 yards in the simulation and cashing in four passing touchdowns to lead the Bengals offense. On the other end, Matthew Stafford of the Rams also lit up the scoreboard, putting Los Angeles ahead 21-7 at the half.

Come the second half, though, Burrows and the Bengals exacted a fierce comeback, piercing through the Rams’ secondary to bring the game to a three-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

When the game was on the line, though, the Rams and their running back Sony Michel broke a 40-yard touchdown to give them the final lead to put the game away. The game ended with a scoreline of 38-31, which with its combined 69 points would tie it for the third-highest scoring Super Bowl in history.

For game MVP, the award went to Von Miller, who recorded nine tackles and four sacks (yes, you read that right) to stop Joe Burrow from taking over the game entirely. The lambasted Bengals offensive line, that gave up a playoff-record nine sacks in the division round against the Tennessee Titans, couldn’t hold up against the vaunted Rams defensive line.

If Miller can replicate his simulated self on Sunday, he will also become the first-ever defensive player to win multiple Super Bowl MVPs.

Now, we’ll see what has more power on Sunday: our Madden simulation with a 100% success rate (this is our first annual Super Bowl simulation) or the TimTheTatman curse.

Tyler Erzberger is entering a decade of covering esports. When not traveling around the world telling stories about people shouting over video games, he’s probably arguing with an anime avatar on Twitter about North American esports.