Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots - 6/16/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots - 6/16/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 10:00 pm

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The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Monday night.

The New England Patriots will try to build off of a 34-31 win over Jacksonville in their last sim appearance. Tom Brady leads the Patriots at quarterback with a 91 overall rating with 90 throw power and 96 short pass accuracy while Julian Edelman is his top target in the Patriot offense at 87 overall with 91 acceleration, 91 agility and 85 catching. James White leads the New England ground attack at 83 overall with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility. On defense, Stephon Gilmore leads New England with a 98 overall rating with 99 awareness and 92 speed with 94 acceleration and 94 agility while also rated at 98 in man coverage and 96 in zone coverage. Devin McCourty is New England’s second-highest rated defensive back at 92 overall with 93 zone coverage and 90 marks across the board in speed, agility and acceleration. Dont’a Hightower leads New England’s linebacking corps at 88 overall with 91 impact blocking and 92 tackling in addition to 93 play recognition and 93 pursuit.

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The Philadelphia Eagles come into this one looking to build on a 24-19 win over San Francisco in their last sim appearance. Zach Ertz leads Philadelphia’s offense with a 90 overall rating with 87 acceleration and 93 catching while Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson make up the Eagles’ top receiver pair at 85 and 84 overall respectively. Carson Wentz is starting at QB for Philadelphia at 83 overall while the Eagles’ top rated players are on the right side of their offensive line with Jason Kelce at center with a 94 overall rating, Brandon Brooks at 93 overall at right guard and right tackle Lane Johnson at 89 overall. On the defensive end, Fletcher Cox leads Philadelphia at 95 overall with 95 strength, 93 tackling and 96 power move while Brandon Graham is right defensive end at 87 overall with 90 power move and 93 impact blocking. Malcolm Jenkins leads the Eagles’ secondary at 86 overall with 91 acceleration, 90 agility and 88 zone coverage.

It’s been a recurring theme since the Sim Classic for New England, where the Patriots play games and for whatever reason, it doesn’t matter the number, the Patriots don’t cover the number. I know it’s just a simulation and anything can happen, but there’s enough of a sample size here to say take Philly and the points so I’ll do just that and take the Eagles with the points in this one.

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