This weekend the San Francisco 49ers led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick will take on the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson. Both quarterbacks took the league by storm last year and as NFC West rivals they’ll have plenty of battles ahead of them.
What makes this particular early season match up interesting is that they’ve made a friendly wager on this game. In a commercial for EA Sports’ Madden 25 video game, the two were playing and sharing some general trash talk when they bet an eyebrow on their upcoming match up.
That’s right, the loser has to shave an eyebrow off.
EA Sports made an infographic based on online head-to-head match ups to predict the outcome of the game. The two teams have faced off in online games 94,913 times and they’ve been incredibly close. The 49ers have won 51% of their online head-to-head battles.
EA Sports has been pretty accurate in predicting outcomes. According to EA Sports their simulation “forecasts have proven to be incredibly accurate, with its annual Madden NFL Super Bowl simulation predicting the correct national champion 8 out of 10 times, as well as predicting the correct winner in 8 of 10 playoff games in the 2013 postseason.”
EA Sports said their prediction is that it will be a close game but the 49ers will eventually defeat the Seahawks which means Wilson will lose an eyebrow.
Pack your clippers Kaepernick, it looks like you’re going to need to be ready to collect your winnings after the game.