Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots - 4/11/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Line: New England Patriots -2.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers meet Saturday in a Madden20 Tom Brady Day Simulation Game.
The New England Patriots have three players ranked in the 90s in cornerback Stephon Gilmore, quarterback Tom Brady and safety Devin McCourty. This day is obviously all about Brady with the Patriots hosting four simulation games, and he brings a 95 awareness rating to the table with a 70 agility rating. However, when you throw in linebacker Dont’a Hightower and his 88 overall rating, the Pats rely heavily on their defense in this game with three of their top-four ranked players being on that side of the ball. Offensively, wide receiver Julian Edelman has a solid 91 acceleration and 87 overall rating, while the offensive line has three players with an 84 overall rating or above. The New England Patriots are short on offensive weapons, but they have an effective defense and a quarterback who doesn’t get fooled often and takes care of the football.
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’ll give you a chance to win a bet. The problem is the Packers have limited weapons outside of quarterback, so scoring can be limited at times. However, the Green Bay Packers have eight players with an awareness rating of at least 90, which is important in a computer simulation where you’re counting on guys to do their job correctly.
The New England Patriots should have a lot of success against a Green Bay defense that isn't all that good and doesn't have a lot of highly ranked players. That's likely going to force Aaron Rodgers to air it out a bit and we could see some points in this game. At the very least, that's what you hope for when Brady and Rodgers play each other, even if it's a meaningless simulation video game. I'm leaning toward the over in this game and hoping for a lot of touchdowns.