Update: check back here for Cowherd week 6 picks when they become available
You know what makes Cowherd awesome? He’s like a NFL cornerback, when you just got burned for a long TD, brush it off and onto to the next play. He’s got a short memory for sure to keep putting his picks out there, good for him. Colin went 2-3 last week, putting him at exactly 10-10 for the season, he has gone 2-3 or 3-2 every week so far this year. Onto the next week.
Also, don’t miss Cousin Sal’s picks this week.
THE HERD’S BLAZIN’ FIVE PICKS NFL 2016 WEEK 5 (Season Record 10-10):
Colin also mentioned that if he had to do his Blazing 5 over again, he would include the Packers (-7) this week against the Giants. He’s got five road dogs this week.
[winner] San Diego (+3.5) at Oakland – this is a rivalry game, Chargers have won 6 of their last 9 games against the Raiders. Chargers could easily be 4-0 this year if they didn’t blow three 4th quarter leads. San Diego has the 3rd highest scoring offense in the league at 30.3 points per game, and the Raiders allow 460 yards per game on defense, the most in the NFL. San Diego wins 31-28.
[winner] Buffalo (+2.5) at Los Angeles – Both have average offenses, but the Bills get Marcell Dareus back from suspension, they have also shut down Cardinals and Patriots offenses down in the last 2 weeks. Bills are +6 in turnover ratio. Take the points. Bills win 14-13.
[winner] Tennessee (+3.5) at Miami – Huge revenge game for Titans, last year they lost 38-10, in a game where Mariota got hurt on a cheapshot. Titans are not a bad team and should win this game, 24-21 Titans outright.
[winner] Washington (+3.5) at Baltimore – There goes Colin again picking the Skins, seems like he picks them every week. Ravens are the most overrated team in the league. Kirk Cousins is 4-0 in his last 4 road games with 10 TDs and 1 INT. Ravens win their 3 games by total of 13 points. Washington wins 27-26.
[loser] Cincinnati (+1) at Dallas – Cowboys are the first in NFL in 3rd down conversions, and have the most 10+ play drives in the NFL, they have a solid offense. But Bengals have been great against the NFC, 9-1-1 in their last 11 games. Dak has been impressive, but he’s going up against a defensive coach in Marvin Lewis. Cincy wins 26-23.