Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks - 4/22/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -1.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Seattle Seahawks are led by two of the higher ranked players in the game with linebacker Bobby Wagner coming in at 98 overall and quarterback Russell Wilson carrying a 97 rating overall. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett has a speed of 93 and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has seen his ranking drop since the games launch, but he still comes in at an 88 overall and has an 87 rating for speed that makes him tough to stop once he clears the edge. The Seattle Seahawks are one of the flashier teams in the game due to the overall speed at key positions, and they can change the momentum of the game in a hurry.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot to offer in the Madden world with four players ranked 90 or better overall. Those players include tight end Zach Ertz, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and offensive linemen Brandon Brooks and Jason Kelce. Throw in Lane Johnson and Jason Peters, and the Eagles have possibly the best offensive line in the game, making things easy for running backs Josh Howard and Miles Sanders. Quarterback Carson Wentz also has a lot of time to throw the ball, and he’s decently rated at 83 overall, 83 awareness, 81 speed and 87 acceleration. We also can’t forget about wide receiver Desean Jackson, who has a 94 speed rating and 93 acceleration rating, making him one of the biggest x-factors in the game due to his game changing wheels. The Philadelphia Eagles are reliable in the trenches and that makes them a valuable team to back in computer simulations where it’s usually the little things that make a difference.
The Seattle Seahawks are worth a look in the underdog role because of the top tier talent they have and one of the highest rated quarterbacks in the game leading the charge. However, in a near toss up contest, I'll side with the Philadelphia Eagles at home because of how they control the trenches and the success they have in the ground game. The Philadelphia Eagles play bully ball with the best of them and it should allow them to play ugly and grind their way to victory.
I'll lay the small chalk with the Eagles.