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Season 3,

#139 NFL Week 3 Preview (2018) w/ Hal Bent, of

September 20, 2018

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Two weeks into the 2018 NFL season, unpredictability remains king of America’s real pastime. Who had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ryan Fitzpatrick starting the year 2-0 having the league’s top offense? Who had the league on pace to have 16 games end in a tie two weeks in? What more exciting twist and turns await the NFL in Week 3? And what better person is there to give us an answer then my right-hand man Hal Bent of!


Hal’s Twitter handle: @halbent01


  1. Week 2 Takeaways

-Nice job of responding to my challenge flag last week Atlanta Falcons!! A perfect 4/4 in the red zone.

-The decision making of the Cleveland Browns has hit a new low….and I’m not talking about the Josh Gordon trade. How on Earth did the Browns not waive or IR Zane Gonzalez before Week 1? Had they done that and signed a proven veteran kicker, they’d likely be 2-0 now. Instead they do it two weeks too late and sign an unproven journeyman



-Which of these 2-0 teams is the bigger contender: Bengals or Bucs?

-Which of these 2-0 teams is the bigger imposter: Broncos or Dolphins?

-Should the NFL go back to 15-minute OT next season?

-Are the Steelers one loss away from their 2018 campaign becoming an absolute dumpster fire?


  1. Saints/Falcons

-Which defender do the Falcons need to step up the most in this game…Vic Beasley or Desmond Trufant?

-Which defender do the Saints need to step up the most in this game…Cameron Jordan or Marshon Lattimore?

-Game-deciding matchups: Saints DT’s vs. Falcons interior OL



  1. Chargers/Rams

-Given that the biggest weakness of this Rams defense is the LB position, how much will the Chargers miss Hunter Henry in this game?

-Keenan Allen vs. Marcus Peters…who has the edge and why?

-Brandin Cooks vs. Casey Hayward…who has the edge and why?

-Should the Chargers have Derwin James “shadow” Gurley for the most part?



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Joe Grisso (non-PPR)

QB: Ryan, Wentz

RB: Barkley, Howard, Lynch, Morris, D. Lewis

WR: Julio, Allen Robinson, Brandin Cooks, Amari, Marvin Jones

TE: Gronk, James




-Which QB has the biggest upside for the rest of the season: Blake Bortles, Andy Dalton, or Ryan Fitzpatrick?

-Which TE has the biggest upside for the rest of the season: Eric Ebron, O.J. Howard or Jesse James?


  1. Rapid Fire Predictions
















  1. Week 3 Bold Predictions

-Me: Texans will sack Eli Manning 12 times

-Hal: Tre’Quan Smith has his coming out party (6-100-1)


  1. Challenge Flags

-Me: Jaguars…beware the Titanic TRAP!!!

-Hal: Josh Gordon, get with the program in New England!!


Thank you Hal…and that’s it for today here on Sports Krunch, but we’ll be back next week for Week 4…so stay tuned! Meanwhile, be sure to check out the episode archive as well as my blog at!! And if you enjoy these podcast episodes please consider leaving us an iTunes review and donating to our Patreon at so we can improve our iTunes ranking and afford to produce even more shows with awesome guests like Hal.

For Hal Bent our producer Chris Brodhead, this is David Kromelow saying so long, and as usual, stay awesome!!!

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