Welcome to another week of Colin Cowherd’s Blazing 5 NFL picks. Last week, Cowherd went 3-2, bringing his overall record for the season to a balanced 17-17-1. As always, he’s here to share his picks for the week, diving into the matchups and breaking down why he’s choosing each team.
Blazing 5 Picks for Week 8:
- Rams at Cowboys – Cowboys -6.5
- Jets at Giants – Giants +3
- Eagles at Commanders – Commanders +7
- Texans at Panthers – Texans -3.5
- Raiders at Lions – Lions -7.5
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.
Rams at Cowboys
Cowboys are Cowherd’s pick here, with a spread of -6.5. According to him, the Dak Prescott performs exceptionally well when playing at home.
He also notes that the Cowboys’ last 10 home games have seen them average 33 points per game, with a +16 turnover differential. Cowherd predicts a win and cover for the Cowboys, 28 to 20.
Jets at Giants
For this matchup, Cowherd is taking the Giants with a +3 spread. He questions the ability of the Jets’ Zach Wilson and praises the Giants for their offensive plays over the last two games.
Cowherd believes that the Giants have a more effective offense and will pull off an upset, predicting a final score of Giants 24, Jets 23.
Eagles at Commanders
Cowherd is picking the Commanders with a +7 spread. He cites the Commanders’ strong defensive performance and the Eagles’ recent struggle with turnovers.
He also mentions that the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts is not fully healthy. Cowherd expects the Commanders to cover, with a final score of Eagles 27, Commanders 23.
Texans at Panthers
The Texans are Cowherd’s pick with a spread of -3.5. He’s impressed with their recent performances, stating that they’ve won three of their last four games.
Cowherd also notes that the Texans have managed to hold their opponents to 21 or fewer points over the last month. He predicts the Texans will win 31 to 23.
Raiders at Lions
Cowherd is going with the Lions at -7.5. He believes that any good team that gets humiliated bounces back, citing the Lions’ strong stats in the first six weeks.
He also criticizes the Raiders for their recent losses. Cowherd predicts a Lions win with a score of 33 – 23.