Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears - 5/9/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -2.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5
The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings meet Saturday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Chicago Bears rely heavily on the defensive side of the ball, as six of their top-seven ranked players are defensive players. Linebacker Khalil Mack leads the Bears with 98 overall rating while Eddie Jackson and Kyle Fuller make for one of the better secondary’s in the game. Surprisingly, wide receiver Allen Robinson is the Bears second best rated player at a 89 overall. Overall, it’s hard to get behind the Chicago Bears who have a quarterback in Mitch Trubisky who has a rating of 73 overall, which is the same as their punter Pat O’Donnell. The Bears defense should keep them in games, but you really lack confidence if this team gets behind early and has to rely on throwing the ball to get back in it.
The Minnesota Vikings are one of those teams that’s absolutely loaded on the offensive side of the ball with wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, as well as running back Darlin Cook all ranked 90 overall or better. The Vikings defense isn’t too shabby either with safety Harrision Smith being the teams highest rated player at 95 overall while Everyone Griffen and Danielle Hunter being two speed rushers ranked in the high 80s. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is also somebody you can win with, as he has a decent rating of 82 overall and a 82 acceleration rating to do a good job of moving the pocket. The Minnesota Vikings can’t seem to make this team work in real life, but they have a lot of fun weapons to use in the video game and should have a lot of success as well as flashy plays on both sides of the ball.
The Chicago Bears are loaded defensively and it's enough to keep them in games and it makes them an intriguing option in the underdog role. The problem is the Bears lack explosiveness on the offensive end and nobody wants to have their money on Trubisky needing to make a play. The Minnesota Vikings are one of the more balanced teams in this video game and can simply dominate both sides of the ball when they're in proper form.
I'll lay the small chalk with the Minnesota Vikings.