After going 4-1 last week and 7-12-1 overall this season, Colin Cowherd is back with his Blazing 5 picks for NFL week 5. This week Colin is picking the Steelers +4.5 at Ravens, Saints -1 at Patriots, Colts +2.5 vs Titans, Eagles -4.5 at Rams, and Bengals -3 at Cardinals. Below are Colin’s exact reasons for each of his Blazing 5 selections along with his score prediction.
Blazing 5 Picks for Week 5:
- Steelers +4.5 at Ravens
- Saints -1 at Patriots
- Colts +2.5 vs Titans
- Eagles -4.5 at Rams
- Bengals -3 at Cardinals
Blazing 5 Record
2023 Season: 30-26-4
- Week 1: 0-5
- Week 2: 0-4-1
- Week 3: 3-2
- Week 4: 4-1
- Week 5: 5-0
- Week 6: 2-3
- Week 7: 3-2
- Week 8: 2-1-2
- Week 9: 2-3
- Week 10: 2-2-1
- Week 11: 4-1
- Week 12: Turkey day no picks
- Week 13: 3-2
- Week 14:
Blazing 5 Picks for Week 14:
- Panthers vs Saints: Carolina Panthers (+5.5)
- Jaguars vs Browns: Cleveland Browns (-3)
- Lions vs Bears: Chicago Bears (+3)
- Broncos vs Chargers: Denver Broncos (+2.5)
- Bills vs Chiefs: Kansas City Chiefs (-1.5)
Colin’s Blazing 5 Predictions for Week 14:
- Game 1: Panthers at Saints
- Spread: NO -5.5.
- Colin’s Pick: Carolina +5.5.
- Prediction: Panthers win 26-24.
- Rationale: Panthers’ strong defense recently and Saints’ weaknesses, including coaching and player performance issues.
- Game 2: Jaguars at Browns
- Spread: CLE -3.
- Colin’s Pick: Cleveland -3.
- Prediction: Browns win 24-13.
- Rationale: Browns’ strong home performance and defensive capabilities, Jaguars’ injuries and poor performance in cold weather.
- Game 3: Lions at Bears
- Spread: DET -3.
- Colin’s Pick: Chicago +3.
- Prediction: Bears win 24-23.
- Rationale: Bears’ rush defense and recent performance, Lions’ defensive struggles, and cold weather impact on Lions’ quarterback Jared Goff.
- Game 4: Broncos at Chargers
- Spread: LAC -2.5.
- Colin’s Pick: Denver +2.5.
- Prediction: Broncos win 27-24.
- Rationale: Denver’s defensive improvement, coaching advantage, and Chargers’ overall weaknesses.
- Game 5: Bills at Chiefs
- Spread: KC -1.5.
- Colin’s Pick: Kansas City -1.5.
- Prediction: Chiefs win 30-27.
- Rationale: Patrick Mahomes’ record after losses, Chiefs’ strong defense this season, and Bills’ inconsistencies in big games.
Steelers +4.5 at Ravens
Colin is taking Pittsburgh plus 4 1/2 points because they’ve won 5 of 6 against the Ravens, Lamar Jackson struggles against Pittsburgh, 8 of the last 9 games in this matchup have been decided by one score, and the Steelers defense is still very good led by TJ Watt. Colin predicts Ravens win 24-23.
Saints -1 at Patriots
Colin is taking the Saints minus 1 because they have a top 10 scoring defense, the better quarterback in Jameis Winston, and a healthier Derek Carr. The Patriots have struggled on the offensive line and their defense has injuries. Colin predicts Saints win 24-20.
Colts +2.5 vs Titans
Colin likes the Colts plus 2 1/2 points because Jonathan Taylor is back running well, they have a top 5 offensive line, and the Titans offense has struggled scoring touchdowns. He sees the Titans coming back down to earth. Colin predicts Colts win 27-21.
Eagles -4.5 at Rams
Colin is laying the 4 1/2 points with the Eagles because they’ve scored 25+ every game behind Jalen Hurts, who is 21-1 in his last 22 games. Their defense is the top run defense and will force Stafford to pass often. Colin predicts Eagles win 27-21.
Bengals -3 at Cardinals
Colin is giving the Bengals one last shot minus 3 points because Joe Burrow is fully healthy and great late in games, while the Cardinals give up leads. Their defense is bad statistically and Burrow will feast. Colin predicts Bengals win 27-20.