If you trust the world of computer simulation, you might want to go ahead and pick the Los Angeles Rams to beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
At least that's what EA Sports' Madden NFL 19 is saying Monday. The video game company is taking LA to beat New England 30-27 in what would be a compelling game based on how it predicts the game would unfold.
The Rams beat the Patriots in this simulation based heavily off the play of defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who sacked Tom Brady four times and hit him seven times to win the Super Bowl MVP award. Based on EA's version of the game, the Patriots and Rams were tied at 20-20 entering the fourth quarter.
Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein made a 53-yard field goal to give L.A. a 23-20 lead, but then Tom Brady — who threw for 287 yards, two touchdowns and an interception — looked as if he would win another Super Bowl for the Patriots with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Super Bowl LI hero James White to give New England a 27-23 lead.
But the Rams would win the game after Todd Gurley scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to give Los Angeles a 30-27 lead that would hold.