Fanteractive Game Breakdown for New England @ Los Angeles by AndyB

National Football League

New England (V) vs. Los Angeles (H)

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles


Sunday Feb 03,2019 06:30 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for Los Angeles

Post Game Report Card

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
C+  
 
Overall Offense Grade
D  
 
Overall Defense Grade
B+  
 
Overall Special Teams
A  
 
Overall Coaching
C+  
 
My Player of the Game
Johnny Hekker  
 
Game Notes
We all heard how boring the Super Bowl was. The Rams offense could not get anything going on the day. They punted to end their first 8 possessions and were completely anemic on offense. Hekker gets the MVP as his punts essentially kept the Rams in the game with field position. Hekker boomed a number of them and pinned the Patriots back deep in their zone which limited some of their playbook. The Defense was good, they had an answer for almost everyone except Edelman.
Player Grades
Player
Pos
Grade
Advanced Team Grades
Offense
Run Offense (Overall)
D  
 
Passing Offense (Overall)
F  
 
Moving the Chains
F  
 
Protection
B+  
 
Big Plays
F  
 
Mistakes
B  
 
Overall QB Play
F  
 
Game Notes on Offense
 
 
Quarterback
F  
 
Running Backs
C-  
 
Protection & Blocking
C+  
 
Receiving
C-  
 
Analysis Notes
The offense was non-existent in this one. Goff was a letdown, running game was bottled up throughout the game with only some slight glimmers. This was a forgettable day for the Rams offense.
Defense
Passing Game Defense
B+  
 
Stopping the Run
A-  
 
Controlling the Line of Scrimmage
B  
 
Forcing Turnovers
C+  
 
Big Plays
C  
 
Mistakes
A  
 
Game Notes on Defense
They did not have an answer for Edelman, but otherwise, the Rams defense was not too shabby. They basically neutralized the Patriots attack as good as anyone this season.
Defensive Line
A-  
 
Linebackers
B+  
 
Defensive Backs
A-  
 
Notes
 
 
SPECIAL Teams
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
A  
 
Kicking
A  
 
Punting
A+  
 
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B+  
 
Special Teams Comments
Punting was excellent. The missed FG was the only blemish.
Play of the Game
 
 
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
D  
 
Execution
C  
 
Game Management
C  
 
Key Decisions
C  
 
Play-Calling
D  
 
Creativity
D  
 
Comments on Coaching
They needed a spark which never came on offense.