As unpredictable as the NFL was in the first two weeks of its 2018 season, week three emphatically yelled: HOLD MY BEER! In week 3, we witnessed the third largest upset in NFL history as Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills went into Minnesota as 16.5 point underdogs and absolutely HUMILIATED the Vikings…the same Vikings team I predicted to win Super Bowl LIII. Also, Baker Mayfield was forced into action and led the Browns to their first victory since December 2016 in remarkable, come-from-behind fashion. And after three weeks, who would’ve thought that the only three 3-0 teams would be the Rams, Chiefs…and the Miami Dolphins? You truly can’t predict the NFL…and that’s what makes it the greatest thing in sports. And this ride is only about to get more bumpier and unpredictable in Week 4…and what better person is there to preview Week 4 with than my right-hand man Hal Bent of FullPressCoverage.com.
Hal’s Twitter handle: @halbent01
- Week 4 Takeaways
-Jaguars played down to their opponent again. This must stop!!!!
-The days of the “No Fly Zone” in Denver are over
- FOUR QUESTIONS
-Should the Bucs put Jameis Winston in the game against the Bears on Sunday should Ryan Fitzpatrick struggle badly again?
-Is Norv Turner your early front-runner for assistant coach of the year?
-If the ineptness continues, should Steve Wilks be a one-and-done head coach in Arizona?
-Can we now say the centerpiece of the Rams offense is Jared Goff as opposed to Todd Gurley?
-Which absence is more detrimental; the Vikings being without Everson Griffen (mental health issues) or the Rams likely being without both Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters?
-Which group has the edge: Vikings OT’s or Rams OLB’s?
-Bigger mismatch: Vikings iOL versus Suh/Donald? Diggs/Thielen vs Rams CB’s?
-How legit do you think this Dolphins defense is…specifically CB Xavien Howard?
-Which Patriots skill position player not named Gronk needs to step up the most in this game and why?
-What weaknesses in the Patriots D should the Dolphins be able to exploit? Did Matt Patricia present a blueprint of attacking that defense last week?
- SET MY LINEUP
Paul Glader (non-PPR)
RB: Coleman, Miller, Collins, McCoy, Freeman
WR: AB, Tyreek, Shepard, Stills, Gordon
- Rapid Fire Predictions
- Week 4 Bold Predictions
-Me: The Raiders will blow a 21-point lead in the second half
-Hal: Josh Allen passes for 300 yards and rushes for nearly 100 yards
- Challenge Flags
-Me: Vikings…play like the Super Bowl favorites I thought you were…win or lose!
-Hal: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick…make sure this dynasty doesn’t end
Thank you Hal…and that’s it for today here on Sports Krunch, but we’ll be back next week for Week 5…so stay tuned! Meanwhile, be sure to check out the episode archive as well as my blog at SportsKrunch.com!! And if you enjoy these podcast episodes please consider leaving us an iTunes review and donating to our Patreon at Patreon.com/SportsKrunch 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!!!