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EA Sports Madden NFL 19 Predicts LA Rams Block Patriots Sixth Title Hopes to Claim First Championship since 2000

Aaron Donald’s MVP Performance and the Rams High-Powered Offense Mount Second-Half Comeback

Check Out the Play-by-Play in the Official Super Bowl LIII Prediction Video

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Monday, January 28, 2019 8:00 am PST

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) released the official EA SPORTS Madden NFL 19 Super Bowl LIII simulation, predicting a big win for the Los Angeles Rams as they walk away Super Bowl Champions and defeat the New England Patriots 30–27. Aaron Donald received the MVP award following a record-breaking Super Bowl performance in which he tallied four sacks.

While the Tom Brady-led Patriots outscored the Rams in the first half 17-3, the LA Rams rebounded after halftime racking up 27 points on three touchdown drives and two field goals.

In the first quarter, the Patriots got off to a quick start as rookie running back Sony Michel hit the end zone with a 3-yard run. The Pats continued their momentum in the second quarter with Brady connecting with Julian Edelman for a touchdown. The Rams offense continued to sputter but managed to put three points on the board with a 38-yard field goal by kicker Greg Zuerlein. The first half ended with a 42-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski with the Pats leading at halftime 17-3.

After the half, the high-powered Rams offense came alive with quarterback Jared Goff throwing a 46-yard touchdown pass to receiver Robert Woods. After each team exchanged field goals (Zuerlein – 21-yard FG; Gostkowski – 32-yard FG) the Rams regained momentum on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Goff to Josh Reynolds, resulting in a 20-20 tie at the end of the third quarter.

Following a long 53-yard field goal by Zuerlein to start the fourth quarter, five-time Super Bowl MVP Brady regains the lead by throwing a 9-yard touchdown pass to running back James White, which put the Pats up 27-23. Despite a quiet night from Todd Gurley, the star running back came through when it counted to score the championship-winning touchdown on a 5-yard run.

Aaron Donald finished his dominant season with a Super Bowl record four sacks to cement his first MVP award. Other player highlights included Jared Goff topping Tom Brady by throwing for 303 yards to Brady’s 287 yards, while both garnered two touchdown passes and one interception. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods both hauled in 8 catches and one touchdown for a total of 104 and 103 receiving yards respectively. Pats running back Sony Michel was the top rusher with 103 yards and touchdown, while no Rams player rushed for more than 100 yards, with running back C.J. Anderson maxing out at 64 yards on 18 carries.

Fans can get the Madden NFL 19 Ultimate Super Bowl Edition on sale for a limited time. They can load up their Madden Ultimate Team rosters with one of five Super Bowl Elite players – Dick Butkus, Walter Payton, Darrell Green, Keyshawn Johnson, or Jevon Kearse – plus an additional Elite Active Super Bowl Player, and Gold Team Fantasy Packs.

Madden NFL 19 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is available now for Origin on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4. For more information on EA SPORTS Madden NFL visit www.easports.com/Madden-NFL. Join the EA SPORTS Madden NFL conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

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