Kyle, no doubt Saints/Pats would have been higher scoring. Brees > Goff & LA D-line > NO D-line. Both QB's were not comfortable in the pocket. Goff benefits from play action (as do all QBs), hitting big chunk plays. NE took away the running game and the long passes, and made LA put together long drives. LA was doing a similar tactic, however, NE knows well the "death by a 1000 cuts" game, and was very patient.