New England Patriots at New York Giants
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Thursday April 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The Line: New England Patriots -6.5 -- O/U: 60.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New England Patriots and the New York Giants meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Thursday afternoon.
The New England Patriots will look to keep their momentum going, building on back-to-back wins after a 38-16 win over the Buffalo Bills last time out. He may not be with New England anymore, but Tom Brady leads the Patriots offense at 91 overall with 90 throw power and 96 short pass accuracy. Julian Edelman is the top receiver at 87 overall with 91 marks in acceleration and agility as well as 85 catching. James White leads the Patriot backfield at 83 overall with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility. Defensively, Stephon Gilmore leads the Patriot defense with a 98 overall rating, including 99 awareness and 92 speed with 94 grades in acceleration and agility. Gilmore also boasts a 98 mark in man coverage and 96 in zone coverage. Devin McCourty also anchors the New England secondary at 92 overall with 93 zone coverage and 90s across the board in speed, agility and acceleration and Dont’a Hightower middles the linebacking group at 88 overall with 91 impact blocking and 92 tackling as well as 93 play recognition and 93 pursuit.
The New York Giants will look to build on their first win of the simulations, a 23-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals last time out. Saquon Barkley leads the G-Men on offense with 89 overall, with 92 speed, 93 acceleration and 96 agility as well as 94 carrying and juke. Evan Engram leads the receivers at tight end at 88 overall with 88 catching, 90 speed and 91 acceleration. Golden Tate III and Sterling Shepard make up a decent receiving group with each logging 90 speed and 91 acceleration with Tate III having 89 catching compated to Shepard’s 88. Defensively, Leonard Williams is the only 80+ overall on the Giants at 82 overall with 88 tackling and 88 impact blocking.
I completely understand that these are still simulations and anything can happen, but it’s going to take more than a single win over Arizona before I can expect the Giants to hang with New England here. The Giants have folded against the better teams so far on their schedule, losing by 21 to Philadelphia and 41 to Dallas as well as a 14-point loss to the Redskins who aren’t anything special in this game either. New England’s putting up offense left and right and I think they cover the touchdown here so I’ll lay the points with the Patriots in this spot.