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#141 NFL Week 5 Preview (2018) w/ Hal Bent, of

October 03, 2018

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It’s hard to believe…but we’re already one quarter of the way through the 2018 NFL season. And Week 4 gave us some amazing performances. Career games for Jared Goff and Mitchell Trubisky, an impressive debut and “coming of age” game for Patrick Mahomes, three OT games plus two last-second finishes in regulation were a fitting conclusion to the first month of the season…and what we saw this past week is likely just a preview of what awaits us these next 13 weeks. And the journey begins tonight with the beginning of Week 5…and it’s a pleasure to bring back my right-hand man Hal Bent of to help us preview what should be another exciting weekend of NFL action.


Hal’s Twitter handle: @halbent01


  1. Week 4 Takeaways

-I owe the Jaguars AND Titans an apology

-Doug Pederson has revolutionized the game for the better


MVP Patrick Mahomes Jared Goff
Offensive POY Jared Goff Patrick Mahomes
Defensive POY Khalil Mack Khalil Mack
Offensive ROY Calvin Ridley Calvin Ridley
Defensive ROY Derwin James Darius Leonard
Comeback POY J.J. Watt J.J. Watt
Coach of the Year Mike Vrabel Andy Reid


  1. Jaguars/Chiefs

-A few weeks ago, we discussed slot CB as potentially the biggest weakness on this Jaguars D. And today, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone announced their starting slot CB D. J. Hayden is OUT this week. How big of a role do you think this means that Sammy Watkins plays this week?

-If there is a weak spot on this Chiefs offense, what is it and how do the Jaguars exploit it?

-Chiefs most important defensive player in this game…Justin Houston, Chris Jones or Dee Ford?

-If you’re Jacksonville, do your RB’s have well north of the 20 rushing attempts Denver had on Monday night, even without Fournette?

-Game-deciding matchups



  1. Vikings/Eagles

-Which unit has been the bigger disappointment so far this season: Eagles OL or Vikings secondary?

-Bigger mismatch…Vikings OL vs. Eagles DL or Vikings receivers against Eagles secondary?

-Is this game more important for the Vikings to win or the Eagles to win?

-Game-deciding matchups




Jodie Friedman (PPR)

-QB: Brady, Ryan

-RB: McCaffrey, Breida, Lindsay, Williams, Ajayi, Cook

-WR: Brown, DT, Woods, Ridley

-TE: Kelce

-Flex: Woods

-D: Go get the Titans!!!!


  1. Rapid Fire Predictions















  1. Week 5 Bold Predictions

-Me: Vikings/Eagles will end on a 50+-yard FG in OT by Dan Bailey…with just 1 second left on the game clock before the snap

-Hal: Zero passing TD’s by Mahomes…will be behind Goff (4 TD passes this week), Dalton (4), Rivers (4) and Ryan (5) in the passing TD category


  1. Challenge Flags

-Me: Vikings…play like your season is on the line

-Hal: Adam Gase…don’t let the Dolphins season slip into a tailspin

Thank you Hal…and that’s it for today here on Sports Krunch, but we’ll be back next week for Week 6…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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