New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 4/26/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday April 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -3 -- O/U: 61.5
The Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Sunday night.
The Kansas City Chiefs will look to push ahead after a 27-20 win over Dallas in their last game. Patrick Mahomes comes into this one as one of the game’s five 99 overall rated players, with 96 throwing power as well as 97 short pass accuracy, 95 medium pass accuracy and 93 deep pass accuracy. Tyreek Hill is close behind at 96 overall, with a 91 attribute rating in catching along with 97 juke, 99 speed, 99 acceleration and 98 agility. Travis Kelce is also at 96 overall as KC’s top tight end with attributes of 99 awareness, 85 speed. 91 catching in traffic and 91 catching overall. On defense, Chris Jones and Tyrann Mathieu share the team-high on the Chiefs defense with Jones leading the pass rush at 92 overall with 91 strength, 90 tackling, 89 finesse move and 95 power move while Mathieu anchors KC’s secondary at 92 overall with a 90 man coverage rating as well as 89 in zone coverage while also being rated at 90 speed, and 92 in acceleration and 92 agility.
The New England Patriots will try to bounce back after a 41-20 loss to Green Bay in their last game. Tom Brady leads New England’s offense at QB with a 91 overall rating with 90 throw power and 96 short pass accuracy while Julian Edelman is the top pass-catcher 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 the defensive end, 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.
I got burned by the over in the Dallas/KC game yesterday, but I’m going to go back to the well one more time and try the over again. Both sides have had issues keeping points off of the board, which is odd considering both have some top-rated talent on the defensive side of the ball. Kansas City (aside from yesterday’s game against Dallas) had been giving up 30 points or more consistently in these sims and New England’s solid defense in reality just didn’t transfer over to the game simulations. I think we see a shootout here, so I’ll take the over.