Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina Panthers
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Carolina Panthers -5 -- Over/Under: 40 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers meet Tuesday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have only one player ranked in the 90s, and that’s defensive end Calais Campbell, who comes in at a 95 overall. The Jaguars next two highest rated players is their center Brandon Linder at 87 and their kicker Josh Lambo at 85 overall. It’s a sign of a bad football team when the kicker is the third highest rated player. Running back Leonard Fournette is still a tough guy who is hard to bring down even in the video game and his 92 speed makes for a solid option, but other than that there’s just not a lot to get excited about. Quarterback Nick Foles is a 71 overall, meaning he dropped six rating points since the games launch. The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team that even the diehard fans won’t play with in Madden20.
The Carolina Panthers may not have won much in real life last season, but they have two difference makers in linebacker Luke Kuechly and running back Christian McCaffrey, both who are ranked 99 overall. The Panthers then have three other players rated 85 or higher in tight end Greg Olsen, defensive end Gerald McCoy and wide receiver DJ Moore. You quickly learn that the Panthers have a lot more talent in the video game world than they may have on the actual football field and you can win playing with this team. Since these are 2019 rosters, the Panthers also have a healthy and effective Cam Newton at quarterback, and he’s a decent 79 overall with an 85 speed rating and 88 acceleration rating. For a club that didn’t do much last year, the Panthers are much better than people would think.
Many would think these teams are in similar boats, but it's hard to get excited about the Jacksonville Jaguars on either side of the ball. The Carolina Panthers didn't do much on the field in real life last season, but they have top tier difference makers and are more than capable of crushing lesser teams in these simulations. This line is about accurate and backing the Panthers is the only direction I'm leaning. I just can't get behind the Jacksonville Jaguars in these games.