Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Philadelphia @ New England by JimConnelly

National Football League

Philadelphia (V) vs. New England (H)

US Bank Stadium
Minneapolis


Sunday Feb 04,2018 06:30 PM ET

Pre Game Analysis by JimConnelly

Pre Game Analysis Report

Personnel Comparison
Which Team has Advantage in
Quarterbacks
Advantage : New England  
Brady over Foles - even if Brady has one hand! 
Running Backs
Advantage : Philadelphia  
This is probably the strength of the Philly offense with Ajayi and Blount. Ajayi is very familiar with the Patriots from his Miami days 
Receivers
Advantage : Philadelphia  
Philly probably has more flashy receivers overall at wideouts. TE is probably Gronk over Ertz or Celek - but Philly has a pretty good combo 
Protection
Advantage : Even  
 
Defensive Line
Advantage : New England  
 
Linebackers
Advantage : New England  
 
Secondary
Advantage : Philadelphia  
 
Place Kickers
Advantage : Philadelphia  
As good as Gostowski is, I am impressed with Elliott and his range. Philly can line him up anytime they pass midfield! 
Punting
Advantage : Even  
 
The X Factor?
This is actually a pretty close personnel comparison. It may come down to the kickers!
Score Predictions
Philadelphia
 
New England
7  
1st Quarter
7
3  
2nd Quarter
7
7  
3rd Quarter
10
7  
4th Quarter
7
24  
Final Score
31
Match Up Quality
A  
 
Match Up Balance
A  
 
Situational Comparison
When Visiting Team has the ball...
Visiting Team Rush Offense vs Home Team Defense
Advantage : Philadelphia  
 
Visiting Team Pass Offense vs Home Team Defense
Advantage : New England  
 
Control of Line of Scrimmage
Advantage : New England  
 
When home Team has the ball...
Home Team Rush Offense vs Visiting Team Defense
Advantage : Philadelphia  
 
Home Team Pass Offense vs Visiting Team Defense
Advantage : New England  
 
Control of Line of Scrimmage
Advantage : Neutral  
 
Other Situations
Forcing Turnovers
Advantage : New England  
 
Special Teams Advantage (Overall)
Advantage : New England  
 
Comments
Philly has a slight edge hear, but it just shows what a factor Brady will be!
Statistical Predictions
Philadelphia
 
New England
35  
Passing Attempts
40
23  
Passing Completions
29
245  
Passing Yards
311
65  
Pass Completion %
72
25  
Rushing Attempts
20
156  
Rushing Yards
111
401  
Total Yards
422
17  
First Downs
18
2  
Defensive Sacks
3
2  
Offensive Turnovers
1
6  
Offensive Penalties
5
55  
Offensive Penalty Yards
60