What you need to know

  • Travis Kelce and Richard Sherman played Madden NFL 20 in the annual Xbox Sessions: Game Before the Game episode.
  • Sherman won the virtual matchup over Kelce.
  • Sherman won 50 Xbox One X consoles and a copy of Madden NFL 20 for Blanket Coverage, a charity that helps low-income students.

Each season, the Xbox team has NFL players from the Super Bowl play against each other in a game of Madden for the Xbox Sessions: Game Before the Game. This year, Richard Sherman of the San Fransisco 49ers squared off against Travis Kelce from the Kansas City Chiefs. Sherman pulled out a victory on a pick-6 towards the end of the game. For winning, Sherman received 50 Xbox One X consoles and a copy of Madden NFL 20 for his charity of choice, Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation.

In addition to being a bit of fun during the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl LIV, Xbox Sessions: Game Before the Game provides Xbox One X consoles to charity. The winning player got to select the charity of their choice to receive the pile of consoles. Sherman chose Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation, a charity Sherman formed in 2013 to help low-income students. Blanket Coverage's mission is to "provide school supplies for students across America."

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On the virtual gridiron, Sherman might have had an advantage due to experience. He participated in the Xbox Sessions: Game Before the Game in 2015. He lost that match up to the New England Patriot's Shane Vereen.

Kelce's teammate, Patrick Mahomes, appears on the cover of Madden NFL 20. Kelce has caught many touchdown passes from Mahomes in real life, so it was likely a nice change of pace to throw a few as Mahomes.

Who are you supporting in Super Bowl LIV? Who do you think will win the big game? Let us know in the comments below.

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