Bobby Hebert:  I’m worried about this Saints-Rams game

Kristian Garic
January 17, 2019 - 6:40 am

You are not alone if you have concern about this NFC championship game between the Saints and Rams.

“I’m worried about this game. I hope we win, but I’m not as confident as I was last week against the Eagles,” said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert.  Think about this for a moment.  The Saints’ biggest cheerleader and a guy who knows football better than most is worried about this game.  That should tell you something. 

What has Bobby worried about this game?  “The Rams might be peaking at the right time to win a Super Bowl.  If the Saints play like they did in the first quarter of the divisional game last week, they won’t be able to overcome that against the Rams,” he said.  Hebert acknowledged that the Saints will likely look a lot sharper early in this game. “If the Saints are -1 or -2 in the turnover margin, there is no way they win this game.  No way!” Hebert shouted.

However, the Cannon does see a path for the Saints to beat the Rams.  “First off, they are at home, which is significant.  The dome field advantage will have an impact on this game."  The path to victory is siimply by nature complex and hard to accomplish. 

“Make Rams quarterback Jared Goff beat you!  What I mean by that is the Saints have to stop the run,” Hebert said.  “If C.J Anderson and Todd Gurley have success running the football, Goff will have a good game.”  Anderson and Gurley gashed the Cowboys defense last week in the divisional round of the playoffs for over 200 yards on the ground.

The stat that makes you feel better about this game is this.  The last time a No. 2 seed beat the No. 1 seed was in 2013 when San Francisco beat Atlanta in the NFC Championship game.


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