Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Monday June 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The Line: Detroit Lions -3.5 -- O/U: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Lions and the Cincinnati Bengals meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Monday afternoon.
The Detroit Lions will look to build off of a 40-29 win over the Oakland Raiders in their last sim appearance. Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. are the top receiver duo for Detroit 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 QB with an 82 overall rating, including a 94 attribute rating in throwing power. On the defensive side of the ball, Damon Harrison Sr. leads Detroit 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, 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 Cincinnati Bengals will look to build off of a 56-17 win over the Buffalo Bills in their last sim matchup. A.J. Green leads Cincinnati with a 90 overall rating at WR, with 90 speed and 92 agility with 92 catching and 96 marks in catching in traffic and spectacular catch. Joe Mixon starts at running back for Cincinnati with an 87 overall rating with 91 speed and 93 acceleration while Tyler Boyd is 83 overall at wide receiver. Andy Dalton is now a Dallas Cowboy, but in this game, he’s the starting at quarterback for the Bengals, but only has a 72 overall rating at the position. On the defensive end, Geno Atkins leads the Bengais’ front line at 88 overall with 90 strength, 89 impact blocking and 90 power moves. Carlos Dunlap is also at 82 overall on the defensive line while William Jackson leads the secondary at 81 overall.
The Bengals picking up a blowout win was fun to watch, but the fact is that it doesn’t change my opinion as a whole for Cincy in these sim games, and that’s the Bengals are still a bad football team. Detroit’s not all that great in their own right, but we’ve seen Detroit ratchet up the offense more often than not as of late, and quite frankly the Lions are just easier to trust offensively. I’ll lay the points with Detroit in this one.