Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears - 5/10/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday May 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -3.5 -- O/U: 54.5
The Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago Bears come into this game with a 5-5 sim record after a 34-19 win over the Baltimore Ravens in their last game. Allen Robinson II leads Chicago on the offensive end with an 89 overall rating with 90 speed and 93 acceleration as well as 96 catching while Trey Burton is at 82 overall at tight end and Taylor Gabriel is an 81 overall rated wide receiver. Tarik Cohen leads the Bears’ backfield at 78 overall while Mitch Trubisky is still Chicago’s starting QB at 73 overall. On D, Khalil Mack leads Chicago with a strong 98 overall rating, with 87 speed and 89 acceleration along with 94 tackling, 90 impact blocking, 91 block shedding, 91 finesse move and 95 power move. Eddie Jackson is rated 89 overall at free safety with a 94 grade in zone coverage and 90 acceleration while Kyle Fuller has 92 speed and acceleration at cornerback with 91 zone coverage and Akiem Hicks is at 88 overall at left defensive end with 91 block shedding and 89 power move.
The Minnesota Vikings come into this one with an 8-1 sim record after a 25-20 win over the New York Jets in their last game. Stefon Diggs isn’t with Minnesota anymore, but he’s still with the team in this game with a 93 overall rating with 92 catching, 91 speed, 93 acceleration and 93 agility. Adam Thielen has a 91 overall rating another wide receiver spot with 90 speed and 93 grades in acceleration and agility as well. Thielen also has 95 catching and 90 catching in traffic. Dalvin Cook leads the Vikings’ ground attack at 90 overall with 91 speed, 92 acceleration and 94 agility while Kyle Rudolph is an 84 overall rated tight end and Kirk Cousins is 84 overall at starting QB. On the defensive end, Harrison Smith leads Minnesota at 95 overall with 93 power, 92 zone coverage, 95 play recognition and 93 pursuit. The Vikings have a group of 90 overall rated defenders, with Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter sitting opposite on the D-line while Eric Kendricks hunkers down the linebacking corps. Linval Joseph also sits at 86 overall in the middle of the defensive line.
The points with the Bears are tempting as they only lost to the Vikings by 4 in the lone head-to-head meeting since we started covering sim games and Minnesota’s had some close calls. However, the Vikings have been one of the best sim teams and I just haven’t liked what I’ve seen from Chicago for most of these sim outings. I think the Vikings are capable of winning this one by a touchdown, so I’ll take the Vikings and lay the points here.