Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins - 5/9/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Madden 20 NFL Sim: Saturday May 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -7 -- O/U: 51.5
The Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic Group Stage matchup on Saturday night.
The Washington Redskins come into this game with a sim record of 5-5 after a 28-26 win over Indianapolis in their last game. Washington’s greatest asset is their O-line, with Trent Williams leading with a 92 overall rating including 95 strength, 92 pass block and 93 run block while Brandon Scherff is 88 overall with 90 run blocking and 92 strength. Jordan Reed leads the ‘Skins as their top receiving threat at 84 overall with 87 catching and 87 catching in traffic while Terry McLaurin is at 81 overall at another wide receiver spot and Derrius Guice leads the Washington backfield at 80 overall, sharing the ball carrier work with Adrian Peterson who is rated 79 overall. Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the starting QB for Washington despite being rated at just 70 overall. On defense, Matt Ioannidis leads the Washington’s D with an 85 overall rating with 86 acceleration and 86 strength to go along with 84 tackling and 89 power moves while Ryan Kerrigan is at 84 overall at outside linebacker with 88 power move, 88 impact blocking and 86 acceleration.
The Philadelphia Eagles come into this one with a sim record of 7-5 after picking up a 32-31 win over Detroit in their last sim appearance. Zach Ertz leads the Eagles’ offense with a 90 overall rating with 87 acceleration and 93 catching while Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson make up the Philly’s top receiving pair at 85 and 84 overall respectively. Carson Wentz is starting at QB for Philadelphia at 83 overall while the Eagles’ top rated players are on the right side of their offensive line with Jason Kelce at center with a 94 overall rating, Brandon Brooks at 93 overall at right guard and right tackle Lane Johnson at 89 overall. On the defense, Fletcher Cox leads Philadelphia at 95 overall with 95 strength, 93 tackling and 96 power move while Brandon Graham is right defensive end at 87 overall with 90 power move and 93 impact blocking. Malcolm Jenkins leads the Eagles’ secondary at 86 overall with 91 acceleration, 90 agility and 88 zone coverage.
These sim classic games will see each team play everyone in the division once and the top two advancing to a playoff bracket, so it’s easy to get a feel for how the sims go if they’ve played already. With that said, the Eagles do own a win over Washington in the lone head-to-head, but the game went to overtime, and Philadelphia’s played a lot of close sim games, with 7 of their games being decided by 7 points or less. I just like what I’ve seen from Washington at times and think that the Redskins are capable of keeping this one within a TD as well. I’ll side with Washington and the points here.