Tennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots - 4/25/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots - 4/25/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans

Madden20 Sim: Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Line: Tennessee Titans +5.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans meet Saturday afternoon in a Madden20 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 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.

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The Tennessee Titans have four players ranked 86 overall or better in safety Kevin Byard, running back Derrick Henry, cornerback Logan Ryan and tight end Delanie Walker. Just like in real life, the Titans are a physical team in the trenches and rely on a power running game behind the highly rated offensive linemen Rodger Saffold and Taylor Lewan. If the opposing defense doesn’t have a strong front seven, the Titans are going to control the clock and run the ball to victory. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill comes in at 80 rating overall and is a solid 81 speed rating and 86 acceleration rating, so he can make plays with his legs and give the defense something else to think about. The Tennessee Titans may not be the sexiest team in Madden, but they have an identity and are extremely good at the style they bring to the field.

The New England Patriots are the better team here and the video game doesn't know that Tom Brady is no longer Tom Brady and his offensive line stinks and he has little offensively weapons. With that said, the Tennessee Titans have an identity and they stick to it, and their physical play in the trenches is what the computer can duplicate with ease. Control the line of scrimmage and pound the rock. I want the points and the Tennessee Titans in this contest.

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