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Blazing 5: Colin Cowherd Week 7 NFL Picks 2023 On Fox Sports

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It’s time again for Colin Cowherd’s weekly Blazing 5 picks against the spread. Cowherd is looking to bounce back after a rough 2-3 showing last week. This time around he’s got plenty of confident predictions, including an upset pick for the Chargers over the Chiefs. Get ready for some hot takes as Cowherd blazes through his five favorite picks for Week 7.

Blazing 5 Picks for Week 7:

  • Lions at Ravens: Ravens -3
  • Commanders at Giants: Giants +3
  • Chargers at Chiefs: Chargers +5.5
  • Eagles at Dolphins: Eagles -2.5
  • 49ers at Vikings: 49ers -7
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Blazing 5 Record

2023 Season: 45-35-5

Past Records

  • 2023: 45-35-5 (56.3%)
  • 2022: 44-37-4 (54.3%)
  • 2021: 39-47 (45.3%)
  • 2020: 40-42-2 (48.8%)
  • 2019: 42-41-3 (50.6%)
  • 2018: 43-33-2 (57.7%)
  • 2017: 43-29-3 (59.7%)
  • 2016: 44-33-3 (57.1%)

Blazing 5 Picks for Week 18:

  1. Falcons vs Saints: Atlanta Falcons (+3)
  2. Seahawks vs Cardinals: Arizona Cardinals (+3)
  3. Bears vs Packers: Chicago Bears (+3)
  4. Eagles vs Giants: New York Giants (+5.5)
  5. Bills vs Dolphins: Buffalo Bills (-2.5)
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For Week 18 of the NFL, Colin Cowherd’s “Blazin’ Five” picks are:

  1. Falcons vs Saints
    • Pick: Atlanta Falcons (+3)
    • Prediction: Falcons win 24-23.
    • Rationale: Atlanta’s strong defense recently, including leading the league in sacks, and the Saints’ inability to defend the run and potential absence of Alvin Kamara.
  2. Seahawks vs Cardinals
    • Pick: Arizona Cardinals (+3)
    • Prediction: Cardinals win 27-24.
    • Rationale: Seattle’s declining defense, Kyler Murray’s improving performance, and Arizona’s motivation to win.
  3. Bears vs Packers
    • Pick: Chicago Bears (+3)
    • Prediction: Bears win 28-27.
    • Rationale: Chicago’s strong defense and offensive improvement, Green Bay’s defensive struggles, and the Packers’ recent unconvincing wins.
  4. Eagles vs Giants
    • Pick: New York Giants (+5.5)
    • Prediction: Giants win 27-26.
    • Rationale: Tyrod Taylor’s mistake-free play, the Giants’ recent decent performance, and the Eagles’ poor defense since week eight.
  5. Bills vs Dolphins
    • Pick: Buffalo Bills (-2.5)
    • Prediction: Bills win 33-27.
    • Rationale: Buffalo’s dominance over Miami, Josh Allen’s exceptional performance against the Dolphins, and Miami’s struggles against top teams.

Lions at Ravens

Colin picks the Ravens (-3) in their matchup against the Lions. According to him, Jim Harbaugh’s record as a home favorite is impressive, standing at 82-26. Colin points out that Baltimore ranks high in several key metrics including the fifth-best rushing offense and fourth-best scoring defense. He also highlights Lamar Jackson’s exceptional performance, citing him as the second highest-graded quarterback according to PFF. His final score prediction for this game is Ravens 27, Lions 21.

Commanders at Giants

Colin goes against the grain by picking the Giants (+3) in their game against the Commanders. He argues that despite their losses, the Giants have faced a tough schedule and have a game-managing quarterback in Tyrod Taylor. Colin also notes that the Commanders have a negative point differential and have allowed 30 or more points in four out of five games. His final score prediction is Giants 24, Commanders 23.

Chargers at Chiefs

For the Chargers (+5.5) vs Chiefs game, Colin predicts an upset. He points out that the Chargers have never been blown out this season and that quarterback Justin Herbert has had some of his best performances against Kansas City. Additionally, he mentions the Chiefs’ struggling offense, including Patrick Mahomes‘ career lows across various statistics. Colin’s final score prediction is Chargers 27, Chiefs 26.

Eagles at Dolphins

Colin picks the Eagles (-2.5) to win and cover against the Dolphins. He emphasizes the strength of the Eagles’ offensive line and notes Jalen Hurts‘ impressive home-game statistics. Colin believes that despite the Dolphins’ relatively easy schedule, they don’t match up well against Philadelphia. His final score prediction for this game is Eagles 31, Dolphins 24.

49ers at Vikings

In the Monday Night Football matchup between the 49ers (-7) and Vikings, Colin predicts a 49ers win. He mentions the 49ers’ number-one scoring defense and the Vikings’ struggle to perform against high-caliber teams. Colin also highlights the Vikings’ multiple offensive weaknesses, including turnovers and missing key players. His final score prediction is 49ers 31, Vikings 20.

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