NFC vs. AFC - 4/12/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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AFC vs. NFC
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday April 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The Line: NFC -3 -- O/U: 61.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The AFC and the NFC meet in a pro bowl Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Sunday night.
The AFC comes into this game loaded at the quarterback position, with NFL MVP Lamar Jackson coming in at 92 overall after starting the season in the low- to mid-70s while Patrick Mahomes comes in as one of the highly-coveted 99 overall players for the Chiefs. Nick Chubb and Derrick Henry pose a formidable duo in the backfield for the AFC while DeAndre Hopkins leads the wide receiver group for the AFC. Defensively, Joey Bosa anchors the defensive line while Von Miller, Dont’a Hightower and T.J. Watt are all in the linebacking group and Stephon Gilmore, Tre’Davious White and Earl Thomas are some of the key pieces in the AFC secondary.
The NFC on the other hand has some solid QB’s of their own with Russell Wilson and Drew Brees taking charge under center. The NFC also has a 99 overall rated Christian McCaffrey at running back while the wide receiver group features a 97 overall rated Julio Jones and Michael Thomas, who is one of the NFL’s best volume catchers, both in game and in reality. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin make up the rest of the receiver group. Defensively, the NFC has Cameron Jordan and Nick Bosa up front while sack machine Aaron Donald is on the outside as is Fletcher Cox. Chandler Jones is on the outside at linebacker, while the NFC has a dream middle linebacker duo of Bobby Wagner and Luke Kuechly. In the secondary, Marshon Lattimore, Richard Sherman and Jalen Ramsey are all shutdown corners while Harrison Smith and Budda Baker have things under control at safety.
There’s a bit of a twist to betting these simulated pro bowls, as the human element is taken out as far as splitting playing time goes, so the guys that are starting are probably going to be in the whole game unless someone gets injured. With that said, the AFC does have the edge at QB with Mahomes and Jackson, but after that, I personally think that side-by-side, the NFC is the superior team at each position. I just don’t see how the AFC shuts down guys like Jones and Michael Thomas with Wilson and Brees at QB and I can’t see the AFC beating that crazy NFC defense. I’ll lay the field goal here with the NFC.