San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears - 5/22/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Friday May 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm
The Line: San Francisco 49ers -6 -- O/U: 55
The Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Friday afternoon.
The Chicago Bears come into this game looking to build off of a 36-26 win over Atlanta in their conference quarterfinal matchup last time out. 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 rated 81 overall at wide receiver. Tarik Cohen leads the Bears’ backfield at 78 overall while Mitch Trubisky is the starting quarterback for Chicago at 73 overall. On defense, Khalil Mack leads Chicago with a solid 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 San Francisco 49ers booked their spot in the conference semi-finals with a 27-24 win over Dallas last time up. George Kittle leads the 49er offense as a 97 overall rated tight end with 98 catching while Emmanuel Sanders comes in as the top wide receiver for the Niners at 89 overall with 94 catching, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. Jimmy Garoppolo is starting quarterback for the 49ers at 84 overall while Tevin Coleman is right behind at running back at 82 overall with 93 speed, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. On the 49ers’ defensive unit, Richard Sherman leads the way at 94 overall at corner, with 99 awareness as well as 98 jumping, 90 man coverage and 99 zone coverage. Nick Bosa fronts the 49ers’ pass rush at 89 overall with 91 finesse move and 91 acceleration. The San Francisco defense also has four additional defenders with at least an 85 overall rating, including Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Dee Ford and Fred Warner.
I keep getting burned by the Bears, but what’s that old saying? Fool me once, yeah yeah whatever. The Bears have a solid defense, but even in a sim game I’m not trying to get behind Mitch Trubisky at QB. The 49ers also have a good defense but the difference is that the Niners are far better on offense than Chicago and while the win over Dallas was nerve-racking down the stretch, the 49ers still got the job done and are fully capable of winning this one by a touchdown, so I’ll lay the points with San Fran here.