Welcome to Franchise Mode, a blog dedicated to sports gaming across all platforms. If you’re familiar with us at theScore, we’ve been delving into video game simulations for the last three or so months. Franchise Mode will now be the home for all things sports gaming: sims, news, videos, reviews and previews.

So let’s kick things off with our final NFL sim of the year: Super Bowl XLVII. While most are focusing on the big storylines (Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh, Ray Lewis crying, Jim Harbaugh’s appearance on Saved by the Bell), I just want to know if David Akers can kick a field goal. He has an opportunity in the sim below, so give it a watch: