Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -3 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of those teams that controls the trenches, as their top-four ranked players (David DeCastro, Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt and Maurkice Pountey) are on the offensive or defensive line. The Steelers are also loaded with highly ranked players on the defensive side and that’s where they’re going to butter their bread in these simulations. The highest ranked skill position player for the Steelers is wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who is rated 86 overall with a 91 speed rating and 92 acceleration rating. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is ranked 81 overall and has a strength rating of 82, so he’s tough to bring down even if the defense gets to him. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a physical bunch with an effective defense and are a strong team to play with in this version of Madden.
The Minnesota Vikings are one of those teams that’s absolutely loaded on the offensive side of the ball with wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, as well as running back Darlin Cook all ranked 90 overall or better. The Vikings defense isn’t too shabby either with safety Harrision Smith being the teams highest rated player at 95 overall while Everyone Griffen and Danielle Hunter being two speed rushers ranked in the high 80s. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is also somebody you can win with, as he has a decent rating of 82 overall and a 82 acceleration rating to do a good job of moving the pocket. The Minnesota Vikings can’t seem to make this team work in real life, but they have a lot of fun weapons to use in the video game and should have a lot of success as well as flashy plays on both sides of the ball.
Outside of the New Orleans Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings are two of the more balanced teams in this game and clubs I look to get behind often, especially in the underdog role. The Minnesota Vikings probably have the slight edge overall, but the Steelers are a team that gets after it defensively and is more than trustworthy offensively with a healthy Big Ben and Smith-Schuster on the field.
Whichever team was getting points in this game was the team I was going to back. It's the Steelers here.