Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -6 -- Over/Under: 44 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers meet Tuesday night in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The Arizona Cardinals have their top-three ranked players on the defensive side of the ball in linebacker Chandler Jones (90 overall), cornerback Patrick Peterson (88 overall) and safety Budda Baker (84 overall). Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald brings in a 83 overall with an 86 acceleration rating. The real difference maker for the Cardinals is quarterback Kyler Murray, who may be just a 75 overall with a 69 awareness rating, but he brings in a 91 speed rating and 92 acceleration rating. The only quarterback faster than Murray in this video game is the Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson. Having that type of playmaker with the ball constantly in his hands is a game changer and a big play waiting to happen.
The Los Angeles Chargers are a really underrated team in the Madden game, as they have 11 different players ranked 81 or better overall. Wide receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Joey Bosa and cornerback Casey Hayward are the highest rated players in the 90s, while defensive end Melvin Ingram and safety Derwin James come in at 88 overall. The Chargers have a relentless pass rush in this game and a strong front seven overall that limits big plays and forces the opposing offense to work hard for everything. Quarterback Philip Rivers is rated 84 overall and has an 88 awareness rating, so he’s not going to make the boneheaded play often that you see in these simulation games. The Los Angeles Chargers have a lot to offer in Madden and are a balanced team that you can make money on during these simulations.
The Arizona Cardinals are capable of hanging around at times if the offense can put together some scoring drives, but the bottom line is they don't have the depth to consistently put a scare into these above-average teams in Madden. The Los Angeles Chargers are one of the more balanced teams in this game and have beat up on many teams in past simulations. I tried to warn people about these Chargers in the past. This club is good.
I'll take the Chargers in a comfortable victory Tuesday night.