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Season 3,

#144 NFL Week 8 Preview (2018) w/ Hal Bent, of

October 25, 2018

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It is hard to believe we are almost halfway through the 2018 NFL season. It’s been a wild ride so far, so wild it seems like a year has gone by. But if you think what we just went through these past seven weeks was wild….you ain’t seen nothing yet.


Hal’s Twitter handle: @halbent01


  1. Week 7 Takeaways

-After getting EMBARRASSED in the “TNF Stinker Bowl”…the clock has to start ticking on Steve Wilks in Arizona

-Jaguars will forever regret drafting Leonard Fournette over Mahomes and Watson…and extending Blake Bortles instead of signing Teddy Bridgewater


  1. Trade Tsunami

-At this time (on paper), how historically horrendous does the Cowboys trade for Amari Cooper look? How many All Pro (or Pro Bowl) campaigns does Cooper need to have with the Cowboys in order to meet the value of this trade?

-If you were a contender like the Chiefs who need all the defensive help they can get, would you be willing to trade a first-round pick for Patrick Peterson?

-What trade value, if any, does Le’Veon Bell have?

-If you’re the Broncos, do you trade Demaryius Thomas for anything you can get (even a seventh-round pick) so you can clear 2019 cap space and get Courtland Sutton more snaps?


  1. Packers/Rams

-Does anything about this Packers defense, who had trouble with C.J. Beathard and the 49ers, make you confident that they can contain this Rams offense?

-Given the Rams D’s vulnerabilities against TE, would you try to target Jimmy Graham 8-10 times (or more) if you’re the Packers?

-With Cooper Kupp doubtful to play again, how much can that potentially limit the Rams offense?

-Game-deciding matchups



  1. Saints/Vikings

-With the Vikings likely without their shutdown corner Xavier Rhodes, LB Anthony Barr and Everson Griffen (even though he’s back) and the Saints having problems with Joe Flacco last week…do you see a shootout that exceeds the over of 52.5 points?

-Marshon Lattimore vs. Adam Thielen….who has the edge and why?

-Other game-deciding matchups




Matt Fleischer (PPR)

-QB: Goff, Stafford

-RB: Gurley, AP, Hines, Malcolm Brown

-WR: Shepard, Edelman, Demaryius, Kupp, Callaway

-TE: Kelce



  1. Rapid Fire Predictions














  1. Week 8 Bold Predictions

-Me: The Browns and Steelers will go to OT again…and it will end on a last-second FG by Boswell

-Hal: Rams will be 7-4 headed into their bye week


  1. Challenge Flags

-Me: Eagles…play with urgency for 60 minutes!!!!

-Hal: Jay Gruden….keep your eye on the prize. Jon…trade ANYONE with value

Thank you Hal…and that’s it for today here on Sports Krunch, but we’ll be back next week for Week 9…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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