Ravens running back Ray Rice carries the ball in the 'Madden NFL 13' simulation of Super Bowl XLVII.(Photo: Electronic Arts)
Brett Molina, USA TODAY
If the video game Madden NFL 13 is correct, there will be a lot of happy football fans in Charm City the morning after Super Bowl XLVII.
Based on a simulation of the big game conducted in this year's edition of Madden NFL, the Ravens are predicted to top the 49ers 27-24 to capture the franchise's second championship.
According to the sim, the 49ers trail 24-10 after three quarters before staging a comeback, tying the game with just over two minutes left on a Colin Kaepernick touchdown pass to tight end Vernon Davis.
The Ravens clinch on a Justin Tucker 40-yard field goal with 50 seconds left.
In the simulation, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 19 of 27 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Kaepernick finished with 257 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. He also notched 48 yards on the ground. In the backfield, Ravens running back Ray Rice ends the game with 101 yards and a TD, while 49ers back Frank Gore runs for 101 yards and two scores.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts has run a Madden NFL simulation of the Super Bowl since 2004, correctly predicting the winners of 7 of the last 9 championship games. The only two misses: the New York Giants' stunning win over the then-undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, and the Green Bay Packers' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV in 2011.