Week 5 in the NFL brought us some more dramatic action. With two more OT finishes in Cleveland and Houston, an amazing last-second finish in Carolina, plus another gutsy play call in crunch time by Sean McVay, the NFL delivered once again in Week 5…as it has done every week this season. And now Week 6 arguably brings THE most exciting matchup of the season to date as a rising star QB battles the greatest QB of all time in prime time. And what better guest is there to preview that game plus the rest of the NFL’s Week 6 slate than my buddy and right-hand man Hal Bent of FullPressCoverage.com!!
Hal’s Twitter handle: @halbent01
- Week 5 Takeaways
-Jason Garrett = GUTLESS
-Drew Brees and Tom Brady make history in tremendous fashion
-The NFC East is the worst division in the NFL right now
-The Saints defense has turned a corner and will play more like the unit they were last season the rest of the way
-Mike Tomlin and Mike McCarthy should get fired if their respective teams don’t make the playoffs
-If Fletcher Cox is neutralized, the Eagles defense can’t stop anybody
-Rodney Harrison said today on a conference call with the New England-area media that he doesn’t believe in either the Chiefs or Patriots defense. Do you believe in any of them in this game?
-The over/under for this game is 58.5…and only one such game has closed with such an over/under since 2003. Would you bet the over or under in this game…and why?
-This Andy Reid offense gave the Patriots defense FITS last year. Are they better equipped to stop it this time around?
-Should we expect to see Josh Gordon’s heaviest workload as a Patriot to date this Sunday?
-As bad as their defense is, the Chiefs currently lead the league in third-down defensive efficiency. Is that a mirage…or do they do some things right in that situation?
-Most important player in this game for each team not named Mahomes or Brady
- SET MY LINEUP
BeeJay Strickley (non-PPR)
-QB: Newton, Wentz
-RB: Carson, Lindsay, Howard, L. Murray
-WR: Beckham, Julio, Edelman, J. Brown
-TE: Cook, Njoku (if applicable)
-Flex: Julian Edelman
- Rapid Fire Predictions
- Week 6 Bold Predictions
-Me: Mitchell Trubisky will throw six INT’s
-Hal: Mayfield, Darnold, Allen and Rosen will go 4-0 combined for the second straight week
- Challenge Flags
-Me: Denver Broncos….EMBRACE THE TANK!!!!
-Hal: Marvin Lewis/Bengals…PROVE ME RIGHT!!!
Thank you Hal…and that’s it for today here on Sports Krunch, but we’ll be back next week for Week 7…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!!!