New England Patriots at New York Giants
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: New York Giants +7.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New England Patriots and New York Giants meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The New England Patriots have three players ranked in the 90s in cornerback Stephon Gilmore, quarterback Tom Brady and safety Devin McCourty. This day is obviously all about Brady with the Patriots hosting four simulation games, and he brings a 95 awareness rating to the table with a 70 agility rating. However, when you throw in linebacker Dont’a Hightower and his 88 overall rating, the Pats rely heavily on their defense in this game with three of their top-four ranked players being on that side of the ball. Offensively, wide receiver Julian Edelman has a solid 91 acceleration rating and 87 overall rating, while the offensive line has three players with an 84 overall rating or above. The New England Patriots are short on offensive weapons, but they have an effective defense and a quarterback who doesn’t get fooled often and takes care of the football.
The New York Giants are heavy offensive team with their top-five ranked players being on that side of the ball starting with running back Saquon Barkley who is a 89 overall with a 92 speed rating. Tight end Evan Engram is an 88 overall with an 88 awareness rating, while wide receiver Golden Tate is an 83 overall rating and 96 agility rating. The concern with the Giants is quarterback Daniel Jones brings in a 70 overall rating with a 72 awareness rating and 84 speed rating. Defensively, defensive end Leonard Williams is the highest rated player at 82 overall and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson is 80 overall with an 88 strength rating. The New York Giants are light on game changing talent, but you can win with this team if you know how to control the offensive line and mix up a power running game.
The New England Patriots are obviously the better team in this game led by the better quarterback and a bunch of players with high awareness ratings. The Pats should be decent sized favorites. However, the New England Patriots can also be shaky at best on the defensive side of the ball and do allow teams to hang around at times. I'm also not a fan of laying big numbers in these simulations often, as you're asking a lot from the computer to play the game the right way.
Give me the Giants and the free points.