Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday June 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Line: New England Patriots PK -- O/U: 58.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Sunday night.
The Green Bay Packers will try to rebound from a 46-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in their last sim matchup. Davante Adams leads the Packers on offense at 94 overall, with 94 catching and 94 catching in traffic while also possessing 89 speed and 92 acceleration. Aaron Rodgers is the starter at quarterback with an 89 overall rating, with 94 throwing power, 90 short pass accuracy and ratings in the high-80s in medium and deep pass accuracy while Aaron Jones leads Green Bay’s ground attack with an 87 overall attribute rating with 93 carrying, 92 juke, 91 speed and 93 acceleration. On defense, Kenny Clark leads Green Bay’s defensive front at 90 overall with 95 strength with 92 block shedding and 89 power moves while Jaire Alexander is not far off at 89 overall to lead the Green Bay secondary at cornerback, with 92 man coverage in addition to 93 ratings in speed and acceleration with 94 agility. Za’Darius Smith and Adrian Amos come in at 88 and 87 overall respectively as well as a pair of key pieces in a strong defensive group for Green Bay.
The New England Patriots come into this one looking to build on a 42-10 beatdown of the Los Angeles Rams in their last sim appearance. Tom Brady leads the Pats at QB in this game with a 91 overall rating with 90 throw power and 96 short pass accuracy while Julian Edelman is the leader in New England’s receiving corps at 87 overall with 91 acceleration, 91 agility and 85 catching. James White leads the Patriots’ rushing attack at 83 overall with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility. On defense, Stephon Gilmore leads the Patriots 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 DB 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.
If you gave me this line a couple of weeks ago with New England’s struggles in terms of covering the number, I would’ve said you’re nuts, even in a sim and would’ve taken the Pack. However, New England’s turned it around in their last couple of games and the Patriots just look as good as we normally expect them to, even in a video game. I’ll side with New England in this pick ‘em spot.