San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Denver Broncos +7 -- Over/Under: 42 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The San Francisco 49ers have 10 different players who are ranked 85 overall or better. Tight end George Kittle leads the charge with a 97 overall rating and cornerback Richard Sherman has a 94 overall rating. Defensive end Nick Bosa, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and left tackle Joe Staley all have 89 ratings. The San Francisco 49ers are obviously one of the more balanced and highest rated teams in the game and have very little weakness. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has an 84 rating and an above-average acceleration to avoid pressure. On either side of the ball, you have to like the 49ers to show up and put together a consistent performance no matter who they play.
The Denver Broncos have an old school feel to their playing style, as they’re going to rely on their defense and ground game to produce victories. Linebacker Von Miller is the Broncos highest rated player at 96 and cornerback Chris Harris is the second highest rated player with a 90 overall. Running back Phillip Lindsay is the Broncos highest rated offensive player at an 85, and he’s going to be the workhorse for Denver to keep things competitive. The concern with the Broncos is that quarterback Drew Lock doesn’t get much respect from the folks at Madden with his 68 rating overall, but he does have decent speed at 83 and could make some plays with his feet at times. The Denver Broncos aren’t flashy, but they play disciplined ball and control the trenches, which could be key with the computer leading the way.
The San Francisco 49ers are one of the deeper teams in this game when you consider they have 10 different players ranked 85 overall or better, and their defense is tough as nails in All Madden mode. However, the Denver Broncos have been kind to our wallet in past simulations and while they aren't always pretty, they're stingy on both sides of the ball and have an underrated offense that can move the ball. I also have a thing where I don't love laying big chalk in simulations where the computer often does boneheaded things.
Give me the Denver Broncos and the free touchdown.