Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons - 4/6/20 Madden 20 Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
Madden20 Sim: Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Line: Green Bay Packers -7 -- Over/Under: 47
The Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers meet Monday in a Madden20 Simulation Game.
The Atlanta Falcons have two players ranked 90 or higher in wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Jones damn near dominates single coverage on every play and Jarrett has a 95 awareness rating and 89 strength rating, so he’s consistently doing his job and demands double teams. Austin Hooper is one of the better tight ends in the game of Madden and running back Devonta Freeman is a 92 in speed, 91 in acceleration and 94 in agility. Quarterback Matt Ryan isn’t as hot as he was when the game first launched, but he’s still a decent 89 in awareness and 80 in acceleration and is a winnable QB to play with. The Atlanta Falcons used to be a fun team to play with, and while they lost some of that steam over the year or two, they still have some highly rated players who can change a game.
The Green Bay Packers have three players ranked 90 or better in left tackle David Bakhtiari, wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Kenny Clark. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers comes in with an 89 rating overall, a 82 rating in acceleration and a 91 awareness rating. Of course, a lot of the Packers success comes down to quarterback play and as long as he takes care of the ball, they should be fine. The problem is the Packers have limited weapons outside of quarterback, so scoring can be limited at times. However, he Green Bay Packers have eight players with an awareness rating of at least 90, which is important in a computer sim where you’re counting on guys to do their job correctly.
The Green Bay Packers should be favored here and have the more talented roster based on the ratings, but laying a full touchdown in a simulation game isn't something I'm running to the window to do. The Atlanta Falcons had a lot of their success this season on the road and have highly ranked veterans who know what it takes to hang around. I also question the Packers having enough offensive playmakers to pull away and cover big numbers. Give me my free touchdown.