We are already halfway through the 2018 NFL season, and just like many 2018 election races, countless games have gone down to the wire and many (if not most) division titles are still up for grabs. However, the last few weeks of games haven’t had quite as much drama as the first seven or so…and this week’s slate of games looks pretty bland.
Hal’s Twitter handle: @halbent01
- Week 9 Takeaways
-The Pittsburgh Steelers are the team nobody wants to face right now
-Redskins are in trouble; Falcons still very much alive
- Mid-Season Awards
|MVP||Patrick Mahomes||Patrick Mahomes|
|Offensive POY||Adam Thielen||Todd Gurley|
|Defensive POY||Aaron Donald||Aaron Donald|
|Offensive ROY||Saquon Barkley||Saquon Barkley|
|Defensive ROY||Bradley Chubb||Darius Leonard|
|Comeback POY||J.J. Watt/Andrew Luck||J.J. Watt|
|Coach of the Year||Anthony Lynn||Andy Reid|
-The Chargers are a more balanced football team than the Chiefs and have even more of a legitimate chance at winning the AFC West than they did a few weeks ago
-The Rams made a catastrophic mistake by trading for Marcus Peters
-The Bears are a serious threat to win the NFC North
-Jason Garrett will inevitably get fired as Cowboys head coach at the end of the season
-There are pretty much only two ways to beat the Saints right now. Pressure Drew Brees up the middle constantly…and keep him off the field. That arguably makes Geno Atkins and Joe Mixon the two biggest keys to an upset win for the Bengals. Which of the two do you think is more important in Sunday’s game?
-Before the Saints offense re-awakened in the fourth quarter, the Rams did a great job of putting the clamps on them in the third quarter. What should the Bengals take from that film schematically?
- Now it’s time for our Top Choice Athletics Trivia Question of the Week. The winner of this weekly contest will be the recipient of some of the best sporting equipment from Top Choice Athletic!! Here it is: Who is Patrick Mahomes’ godfather, what sport did he play, what position did he play, and what teams did he play for?
- Rapid Fire Predictions
7. Week 10 Bold Predictions
-Me: Golden Tate will catch two TD’s and go over 100 receiving yards in his debut as an Eagle
-Hal: Matt Ryan throws six TD’s this week against Cleveland
- Challenge Flags
-Me: Bears…don’t get caught napping against a wounded Lions team. A wounded animal is the most dangerous
-Hal: John Harbaugh…play Lamar Jackson!!!!!
Thank you Hal…and that’s it for today here on Sports Krunch, but we’ll be back next week for Week 11…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!!!