Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Saturday June 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The Line: Buffalo Bills -4.5 -- O/U: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Saturday afternoon.
The Detroit Lions will look to build off of a 39-36 win over Houston last time out. Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. are the top receiver pairing for the Lions with Golladay at 86 overall and Jones Jr. at 85 overall with both having a 90 speed rating and a low-90s acceleration rating. Matthew Stafford is Detroit’s starting quarterback with an 82 overall rating, including a 94 attribute rating in throwing power. On the defensive side of the ball, Damon Harrison Sr. leads the Lions with an 89 overall rating, including a 95 grade in impact blocking and 92 in tackling as well as a 91 mark in block shedding. Darius Slay Jr. may not be with Detroit anymore in reality, but he still is on the team here and has high-80s ratings in man and zone coverage as well as low-90s ratings in speed, acceleration and agility.
The Buffalo Bills will try to rebound from a 23-18 loss to Denver in their last outing. Cole Beasley and John Brown lead the Bills on offense at the two wide receiver spots, coming in at 83 overall, with Brown being the faster of the two in-game with 92 speed and 90 acceleration while Beasley is the more agile receiver with 92 agility. Frank Gore and Devin Singletary are the duo at running back for Buffalo at 80 overall, while Josh Allen is at 77 overall as the Bills’ starting QB. On defense, the defensive backs are Buffalo’s greatest asset with Micah Hyde and Tre’Davious White both at 88 overall, with White possessing 91 speed and 93 acceleration at cornerback while Hyde has a 91 zone coverage rating at free safety. Jordan Poyer is 85 overall at strong safety and Lorenzo Alexander is a decent 83 overall at one of the outside linebacker positions.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game, as both teams have had their ups and downs coming into this one. However, while the defense has been suspect at times, we’ve seen the Lions break out on offense from time to time, while the Bills have been disappointing more often than not in these sim appearances so I’ll take a shot with Detroit and the points as well as putting a bit on Detroit ML.