New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 4/20/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
Madden20 Sim: Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: New England Patriots -2.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5
The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots meet Monday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl champs and have six players ranked in the 90s overall. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is damn near a cheat code with his 99 rating overall, 97 awareness rating and 87 acceleration rating. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has a 96 rating overall and his acceleration and speed ratings are 99, and he’s an easy touchdown once he gets off press coverage. Defensive end Frank Clark is a speedy pass rusher who gets to the pass rusher regularly and tight end Travis Kelce is a beast across the middle with his 96 rating. Like most teams that win the title, Madden shows love to a lot of the players and it’s been no different for the Kansas City Chiefs.
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 rating 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 Kansas City Chiefs and free points is tough to turn down in this game due to the talent on the offensive side of the ball. However, the New England Patriots have been kind to us in past simulations and they're usually a tough out at home. The Patriots do the little things right that you need to win these simulation games and while Brady is old and probably washed up in real life, he's still effective in the video game world and takes care of the football. Under a true field goal, I'll lay the points with the New England Patriots.