Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears - 5/12/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Atlanta Falcons -2.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5
The Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons meet Tuesday 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 Atlanta Falcons have two players ranked 90 overall or higher in wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Jones damn near dominates single coverage on every play and Jarrett has a 95 awareness rating and 89 strength rating, so he’s consistently doing his job and demands double teams. Austin Hooper is one of the better tight ends in the game of Madden and running back Devonta Freeman is a 92 rating in speed, 91 rating in acceleration and 94 in agility. Quarterback Matt Ryan isn’t as hot as he was when the game first launched, but he’s still a decent 89 in awareness and 80 in acceleration and is a winnable QB to play with. The Atlanta Falcons used to be a fun team to play with, and while they lost some of that steam over the year or two, they still have some highly rated players who can change a game.
The Chicago Bears can be profitable because their defense is tough to have success against when in All Madden mode, but their lack of consistent offense is worrisome and your bet a lot of times can be lit on fire once they get down early. The Atlanta Falcons have underachieved the last two seasons, but they have a lot of top end rated players and one of the toughest wide receivers to cover in Julio Jones.
Because of the explosive offense, I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Falcons in this simulation.