49ers over Chiefs? Madden NFL 20 Super Bowl match-up may portend future (or not)

If you believe in omens, the San Francisco 49ers could now be favorites to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

That’s not according to sports betters or anything even remotely semi-scientific. No, that’s according to a Madden NFL 20 match-up between Richard Sherman and Travis Kelce playing as their respective teams, the 49ers and Chiefs, in EA’s football video game.

According to Xbox Wire:

Richard Sherman had the upper hand in Tuesday night’s epic Xbox Sessions: Game Before the Game episode, as he led the San Francisco 49ers to defeat Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs, 21-16, in a preview of Sunday night’s matchup. The two players battled it out in a friendly but intense game of Madden NFL 20 on Xbox One X live from Miami.

On the virtual football field, Sherman owned the first half, scoring the first touchdown and holding Kelce to a mere field goal before going into halftime with a 7-3 lead for the 49ers. However, Kelce and the Chiefs were quick to respond in the beginning of the second half with a 50-yard kickoff return, ultimately leading to a touchdown to give the Chiefs a 10-7 lead as the game barreled toward the start of the 4th quarter.

While the Chiefs made a huge defensive stand and the teams traded touchdowns, the 49ers couldn’t be stopped. Sherman and the 49ers made a huge pick-6 play towards the end of the game – securing the win and earning Sherman not only bragging rights leading up to Sunday’s game, but also 50 Xbox One X consoles and a copy of Madden NFL 20 for Sherman’s charity of choice, Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation.

Super Bowl LIV airs this Sunday on Fox. Madden NFL 20 launched last August on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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