The 49ers are returning to the Super Bowl, according to video game simulation.
Adrian Peterson came within nine yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s NFL single-season rushing record last year, and according to the Madden NFL 25 season prediction, Peterson will finally accomplish the mission he set out on a year ago. Madden NFL 25 predicts Peterson to finish the year with 2,139 rushing yards, blowing past Dickerson’s nearly three-decade-old record of 2,105 yards.
Peterson’s herculean effort won’t be enough to power the Vikings to an NFC Championship though, as Madden NFL 25 foresees the San Francisco 49ers returning to the Super Bowl for the second straight year. The Niners anticipated opponents? The Houston Texans, who finally get over the playoff hump and make it to the big game on the strength of an 11-5 season record. Other division winners and Wild Card teams include the New England Patriots (13-3), Denver Broncos (11-5), Cincinnati Bengals (10-6), Indianapolis Colts (10-6) and Baltimore Ravens (8-8) in the AFC; alongside the Atlanta Falcons (12-4), Seattle Seahawks (12-4), Green Bay Packers (11-5), New Orleans Saints (10-6) and Washington Redskins (10-6) in the NFC.
Other predictions include a record 5th MVP award for Peyton Manning following a 5,300 yard, 43 touchdown season, and Rookie of the Year honors going to Montee Ball and Eddie Lacy on offense, and Manti Te’o and Tyrann Mathieu on defense. The New York Jets are expected to claim the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft after finishing the season a projected 2-14.
As the Madden NFL 25 prediction calls for a record-setting season for Adrian Peterson, fans set records of their own during the first 25 hours after the launch of this year’s game. In just slightly over a day fans played for 12 million minutes and scored more than 6 million points. The most-played matchup was between the Seahawks and 49ers, two division rivals that the Madden NFL 25 season prediction foresees as playoff-bound. Let the rivalries begin.