New York Jets vs. New England Patriots - 4/22/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New England Patriots at New York Jets
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Wednesday April 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm
The Line: New England Patriots -10 -- O/U: 54.5
The New England Patriots and the New York Jets meet in an AFC East division matchup in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Wednesday afternoon.
The New England Patriots come into this game looking to build on a 34-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts last time out. Tom Brady leads New England’s offense at QB in this one with a 91 overall rating with 90 throw power and 96 short pass accuracy while Julian Edelman is the #1 receiver in the New England offense at 87 overall with 91 acceleration, 91 agility and 85 catching. James White leads the Patriots’ running back group at 83 overall with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility. On defense, Stephon Gilmore leads New England with a 98 overall rating with 99 awareness and 92 speed with 94 acceleration and 94 agility while also rated at 98 in man coverage and 96 in zone coverage. Devin McCourty is New England’s second-highest rated DB at 92 overall with 93 zone coverage and 90 marks across the board in speed, agility and acceleration. Dont’a Hightower leads New England’s linebacking corps at 88 overall with 91 impact blocking and 92 tackling as well as 93 play recognition and 93 pursuit.
The New York Jets will look to rebound from a 30-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last time out. Le’Veon Bell leads New York on offense at 88 overall, including 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 95 agility as well as 88 carrying and 91 juke. Robby Anderson is the top man in New York’s receiving corps at 84 overall with 91 catching while Sam Darnold is at74 overall as the Jets’ starting pivot under center. On the defensive end, Jamal Adams leads the Jets with a 92 overall rating, with 95 power and 92 zone coverage as well as 91 speed and 90 acceleration. The Jets also possess a pair of 85 overall rated middle linebackers in C.J. Mosley and Avery Williamson, with both boasting 89 acceleration and Mosley having 91 tackling while Williamson has 86 block shedding.
I’ve gone back and forth on this one, and considered the points as New York has held their own offensively and New England’s defense has been shaky at times. However, New England’s defense is still good and with Tom Brady on the team, the offense can still move the ball and get points for the most part. We just saw the Jets struggle against the Cowboys and I think New England is ahead of Dallas as a whole, so I’ll lay the points with New England in this one.