Atlanta Falcons at Denver Broncos
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Denver Broncos +5.5 -- Over/Under: 43 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The Atlanta Falcons have two players ranked 90 overall or higher in wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Jones damn near dominates single coverage on every play and Jarrett has a 95 awareness rating and 89 strength rating, so he’s consistently doing his job and demands double teams. Austin Hooper is one of the better tight ends in the game of Madden and running back Devonta Freeman is a 92 rating in speed, 91 rating in acceleration and 94 in agility. Quarterback Matt Ryan isn’t as hot as he was when the game first launched, but he’s still a decent 89 in awareness and 80 in acceleration and is a winnable QB to play with. The Atlanta Falcons used to be a fun team to play with, and while they lost some of that steam over the year or two, they still have some highly rated players who can change a game.
The Denver Broncos have an old school feel to their playing style, as they’re going to rely on their defense and ground game to produce victories. Linebacker Von Miller is the Broncos highest rated player at 96 and cornerback Chris Harris is the second highest rated player with a 90 overall. Running back Phillip Lindsay is the Broncos highest rated offensive player at an 85, and he’s going to be the workhorse for Denver to keep things competitive. The concern with the Broncos is that quarterback Drew Lock doesn’t get much respect from the folks at Madden with his 68 rating overall, but he does have decent speed at 83 and could make some plays with his feet at times. The Denver Broncos aren’t flashy, but they play disciplined ball and control the trenches, which could be key with the computer leading the way.
The Atlanta Falcons are the better team here and can be deadly on the offensive end when everything is clicking. The issue here is this feels like a lot of points when going up against a balanced Broncos team that's a bit underrated offensively and is highly effective defensively with a front seven that can pressure the quarterback. The Broncos don't get much love from oddsmakers in these simulations, but they've been kind to us in the past.
Give me the Denver Broncos and the points.