TORONTO - The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will once again dominate the NFL regular season, according to an EA Sports “Madden NFL 12” video game simulation.
The simulation has both Super Bowl finalists finishing the 2011 season with 13-3 records.
The video game also sees the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots enjoying a good year, with 12-4 marks. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick earns MVP honours in the simulation, which only covered the regular season.
Green Bay, Philadelphia, New Orleans and St. Louis each win their respective divisions in the NFC, with the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions joining them in the playoffs.
According to the simulation, Pittsburgh, New England, Indianapolis and San Diego win their AFC divisions. The New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens make up the AFC playoff field.
Receiver Roddy White of the Atlanta Falcons is named Offensive Player of the year while Green Bay defensive lineman Clay Matthews wins defensive honours.
The top rookies are running back Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints (offensive) and cornerback Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals (defensive).
Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin is coach of the year.
The NFL season starts for real Thursday when New Orleans plays the Super Bowl-champion Packers.