Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Los Angeles @ New Orleans by AndyB

National Football League

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

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans


Sunday Jan 20,2019 03:05 PM ET

Pre Game Analysis by AndyB

Pre-Game Analysis Detail

Personnel Comparison
Which Team has Advantage in
Quarterbacks
Advantage : New Orleans  
Goff might be the future, but if the game is on the line, I still think you want Drew Brees 
Running Backs
Advantage : Even  
Wow! This might be the best group of running backs in a conference championship ever! Gurley, CJ, Kamara, etc. Both teams have the depth here. 
Receivers
Advantage : Even  
This is a close call too. The Rams have more big play threats, but the Saints receivers are very good for their offense too. Another toss up. 
Protection
Advantage : New Orleans  
 
Defensive Line
Advantage : Los Angeles  
Donald is a menace inside and will open things up for the DEs 
Linebackers
Advantage : New Orleans  
 
Secondary
Advantage : New Orleans  
 
Place Kickers
Advantage : Even  
 
Punting
Advantage : Even  
 
Kick Returners
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
Personnel Notes
This is a very good match up and there should be some incredible battles in the game!
The X Factor?
This game might come down to the final drive and if that is so, I have to favor Brees over Goff there. He has been there before and if you need a clutch play, he has the poise to make it in those tough spots.
Score Predictions
Los Angeles
 
New Orleans
3  
1st Quarter
7
7  
2nd Quarter
0
7  
3rd Quarter
10
3  
4th Quarter
10
20  
Final Score
27
Match Up Quality
A+  
 
Match Up Balance
A+  
 
Match Up Comments
This is a great match up and should be a fun game to watch! Both teams can score and both defenses can stop opponents. Just the way it should be!
Situational Comparison
When Visiting Team has the ball...
Visiting Team Rush Offense vs Home Team Defense
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
Visiting Team Pass Offense vs Home Team Defense
Advantage : New Orleans  
 
Control of Line of Scrimmage
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
When home Team has the ball...
Home Team Rush Offense vs Visiting Team Defense
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
Home Team Pass Offense vs Visiting Team Defense
Advantage : New Orleans  
 
Control of Line of Scrimmage
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
Other Situations
Forcing Turnovers
Advantage : New Orleans  
 
Special Teams Advantage (Overall)
Advantage : Neutral  
 
Statistical Predictions
Los Angeles
 
New Orleans
31  
Passing Attempts
37
21  
Passing Completions
26
212  
Passing Yards
256
67  
Pass Completion %
70
30  
Rushing Attempts
20
197  
Rushing Yards
104
409  
Total Yards
360
17  
First Downs
19
3  
Defensive Sacks
2
1  
Offensive Turnovers
2
5  
Offensive Penalties
7
55  
Offensive Penalty Yards
65