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

Pre Game Analysis by AndyB

Pre-Game Analysis Detail

Personnel Comparison
Which Team has Advantage in
Quarterbacks
Advantage : New England  
Goff will be a good one, but Brady is still at the top of his game and that game might be the best of all time! 
Running Backs
Advantage : Even  
Anderson and Gurley and probably the stronger duo, but Michel, Burkhead, etc. give the Patriots exactly they need. 
Receivers
Advantage : Even  
The Rams have the more explosive unit, but the Patriots receivers give them the position type receivers that make their offense thrive. Gronkowski also gives them a big play guy who is a huge match up problem. 
Protection
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
Defensive Line
Advantage : Los Angeles  
This has been one of the strengths of the Rams this season. Donald is dominant in the middle and very disruptive and opens it up for Suh and others on the edge 
Linebackers
Advantage : Los Angeles  
Fowler and company have some play-makers on defense. 
Secondary
Advantage : New England  
The Patriots have a more experienced unit here and they have proven to make the big play when needed. 
Place Kickers
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
Punting
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
Kick Returners
Advantage : Los Angeles  
 
The X Factor?
The Rams defensive front will have to put pressure on Brady. History has shown than when you can get to Brady, you can defeat the Patriots. The Rams front is one of the strongest in the NFL this season, so it will be their mission to rattle Brady in this one.
Score Predictions
New England
 
Los Angeles
7  
1st Quarter
3
10  
2nd Quarter
10
14  
3rd Quarter
10
6  
4th Quarter
13
37  
Final Score
36
Match Up Quality
A+  
 
Match Up Balance
A+  
 
Match Up Comments
These are the top two teams in the NFL this season. Both teams can score and both can stop others. The personnel matchups show that too where neither team completely dominates the match ups. The Rams got lucky against the Saints and know it. They will face their second Hall of Fame QB in a row. They will give the Patriots a great run!
Situational Comparison
When Visiting Team has the ball...
Visiting Team Rush Offense vs Home Team Defense
Advantage : New England  
 
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 : Los Angeles  
 
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 : Los Angeles  
 
Statistical Predictions
New England
 
Los Angeles
42  
Passing Attempts
45
26  
Passing Completions
29
313  
Passing Yards
288
61  
Pass Completion %
64
30  
Rushing Attempts
26
186  
Rushing Yards
175
499  
Total Yards
463
30  
First Downs
21
3  
Defensive Sacks
2
2  
Offensive Turnovers
2
7  
Offensive Penalties
8
75  
Offensive Penalty Yards
70