According to our Madden simulation, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to deliver the big game to Andy Reid’s resume with a win in Super Bowl LIV.
Super Bowl LIV is upon us, only days away from the showdown of conference champions in the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. While we try our best to wait out the days until the actual game, we thought it would be a good time to load up a proper Madden ’20 simulation for SBLIV, giving it the right matchup with the correct time, location, and injuries.
After four quarters of play, Madden gave head coach Andy Reid his first Super Bowl victory with a 27-7 KC victory over the 49ers.
The Chiefs’ offense vs. the 49ers’ defense may be the storyline going into this Sunday’s game, but this simulation was won by the K.C. defense. The Spagnoulo-led defense eliminated the run based offense of the 49ers entirely, giving up only 40 yards rushing total (Tevin Coleman led the team with 35 yards).
Without an efficient run game, Jimmy Garoppolo was forced to throw the ball, where he threw for only 197 yards, 0 TDs, and a 55% completion rating. Garoppolo was taken to the turf for 3 sacks and Tevin Coleman was tackled for a loss 4 times.
That is not to say that the Chiefs offense was not phenomenal, because it was. Patrick Mahomes threw for 310 yards, 1 TD, and an 88% completion rating and Damien Williams ran for 66 yards and 2 TDs. the 49ers could not even touch Mahomes, let alone take him down, failing to get even a single sack or tackle for loss.
The second quarter served as a massive turning point for the Chiefs, as it has been many times this season. Despite a scoreless first quarter, the Chiefs opened the floodgates in this quarter, putting up 21 unanswered points to go into the locker room with a 3 TD lead and the ball after half. All KC had to do from that point forward was control Jimmy G and his mediocre receivers to hoist the Lombardi.
Patrick Mahomes won Super Bowl MVP. Coach Reid hoisted his first Lombardi. While it officially counts for nothing, it’s a nice sentiment to fill the space before the actual game on Sunday night.