Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Madden20 Sim: Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +4 -- Over/Under: 45 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals meet Thursday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The Cleveland Browns don’t ever accomplish anything in real life, but they have all the talent in the world that makes them intriguing in the video game. The Browns have three players ranked 90 or better in defensive end Myles Garrett, running back Nick Chubb and wide receiver Odell Beckham. The Browns have another highly ranked running back in Kareem Hunt at 88 and a speedy slot receiver in Jarvis Landry who is ranked at 84 overall and 91 acceleration. Quarterback Baker Mayfield went from an 83 overall to a 76, but his 82 speed and 86 acceleration makes him somebody who can extend plays and even move the chains with his legs at times. The Cleveland Browns are a team you can win a lot of games with in Madden.
The Cincinnati Bengals have three players ranked 87 overall or higher in wide receiver AJ Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and running back Joe Mixon. Throw in wide receiver Tyler Boyd who is an 83 overall and has a 92 acceleration rating, and the Bengals are a losing team in real life that actually is intriguing in the video game world. The obvious issue with the Bengals is quarterback Andy Dalton, who is 72 overall, and has a 73 awareness rating and a 75 speed rating. The Cincinnati Bengals have talent and are a surprisingly poor team you can win with in this game. However, in a computer simulation, you have to worry about Dalton and the questionable decisions he’s going to make with a low awareness rating.
The Cleveland Browns are inconsistent in these simulations and you're never sure which team is going to show up. With that said, the Browns have more than enough playmakers on the offensive side to beat just about any team in this game on any given night. The Cincinnati Bengals don't have a ton going for them, and they certainly don't have the horses offensively to keep up if the Browns play to their potential.
I'll hope the Browns show up and lay the reasonable chalk in this spot.