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Season 4,

#173: NFL 2019 Week 5 Preview with Hal Bent of

October 02, 2019

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  1. Week 4 Takeaways


-So much for the regression of the Bears defense. They neutralized Dalvin Cook, easily the NFL’s most dynamic RB through the first three weeks MINUS Akiem Hicks AND Roquan Smith. Moreover, Chuck Pagano helped get career days out of their respective replacements in Nick Williams and Nick Kwiatkowski.

-2019 hasn’t been kind to the blue chip prospects of the 2018 NFL Draft. Saquon Barkley (high ankle sprain), Denzel Ward (hamstring issue), Bradley Chubb (torn ACL), Roquan Smith (away from team indefinitely due to mysterious personal reasons), Josh Rosen (set up to fail…again).




  1. Quarter Pole Awards


Honor David Hal
MVP Patrick Mahomes Patrick Mahomes
Offensive POY Christian McCaffrey Keeenan Allen
Defensive POY Shaq Barrett Shaq Barrett
Offensive ROY Gardner Minshew Daniel Jones
Defensive ROY Nick Bosa Brian Burns
Comeback POY Dalvin Cook Dalvin Cook
Coach Of The Year Matt Patricia Bruce Arians
Assistant Coach Of The Year Todd Bowles (Bucs DC) Mike Pettine (Packers DC)



  1. Truth/Exaggeration


-Both the Dolphins AND the Broncos will finish 2019 0-16

-Jaguars OC John DeFilippo will be a head coach in 2020

-Jameis Winston will sign the next biggest NFL QB contract some time this season if he keeps playing the way he has the past two weeks

-Vikings should fire Mike Zimmer AND Rick Spielman if they fail to make the playoffs

-Falcons head coach Dan Quinn’s seat is now RED hot, maybe even WHITE hot


  1. GAME OF THE WEEK: Packers at Cowboys

-With Davante Adams unlikely to play in this game with a toe injury, which Packers pass catcher needs to step up the most?

-The Cowboys clearly missed Michael Gallup in Sunday night’s loss in New Orleans. With that stingy Packers secondary coming to town, which of their pass catchers outside of Amari Cooper needs to step up the most?

-Game-deciding matchups: Jaire Alexander vs. Amari Cooper. Preston/Za’Darius Smith vs. Cameron Fleming, Kenny Clark vs. Travis Frederick/Cowboys iOL, Bakhtiari/Bulaga versus Demarcus Lawrence/Robert Quinn

-Game Predictions


  1. Waiver Wire: Gem or Garbage?


-Courtland Sutton

-Golden Tate

-Darrel Williams

-Chris Herndon


  1. Game Predictions


-Rams at Seahawks

-Cardinals at Bengals

-Ravens at Steelers

-Jaguars at Panthers

-Falcons at Texans

-Buccaneers at Saints

-Bills at Titans

-Jets at Eagles

-Patriots at Redskins

-Vikings at Giants

-Bears at Raiders (London)

-Broncos at Chargers

-Colts at Chiefs

-Browns at 49ers





ME: Austin Ekeler and Melvin Gordon run for 350 rushing yards against the Broncos

HAL: Jacoby Brissett throws for 4 TD’s and runs for two…and Mahomes throws for six and Chiefs win 55-45


  1. Challenge Flags


ME: John Elway. Acknowledge the Broncos are rebuilding…which they are. Be patient. No more cutting corners by bringing in overpriced veterans and playing them ahead of young talent. Stick with Fangio for at least two more seasons and continue to focus on rebuilding through the DRAFT.

HAL: Broncos, Bengals, Jets, Redskins, Cardinals, and Dolphins: KEEP FIGHTING EACH WEEK


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