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Blazing 5: Colin Cowherd Week 9 NFL Picks 2023 On Fox Sports

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Colin Cowherd is back with his Week 9 NFL picks, and he’s looking to beat his record from last week. He had a winning record last week going 2-1-2, which puts in at 19-18-3 on the year. Let’s check out who he thinks will win this week!

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Blazing 5 Picks for Week 9:

  • Bears at Saints (-8.5)
  • Colts at Panthers (+2.5)
  • Cowboys at Eagles (-3)
  • Bills at Bengals (-1.5) <– he had -1.5 in his analysis and -2 in the recap screen, we’ll go with -1.5
  • Chargers at Jets (+3.5)
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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.

Saints vs. Bears – New Orleans -8.5

Colin Cowherd is backing the New Orleans Saints with a hefty 8.5 point spread against the Chicago Bears. He predicts that the Saints’ robust defense will stifle the Bears’ offense, which has been struggling to find consistent form. Coupled with Derek Carr’ leadership and the Saints’ explosive offense, Cowherd sees this as a lopsided affair in favor of New Orleans.

Colin’s prediction: Saints 33, Bears 13.

Eagles vs. Cowboys – Philadelphia -3

Cowherd’s analysis leads him to favor the Philadelphia Eagles, laying down 3 points against the Dallas Cowboys. He points out that the Eagles are hitting their stride at the right time, and their home-field advantage should play a significant role. Cowherd also cites the Cowboys’ recent inconsistencies as a factor in his decision, expecting Philadelphia’s balanced attack to prevail.

Colin’s prediction: Eagles 30, Cowboys 24.

Panthers vs. Colts- Carolina +2.5

Turning to the Carolina Panthers as underdogs with a 2.5 point advantage, Cowherd believes the Panthers are underrated. He’s convinced that Carolina’s dynamic offense will overcome the Indianapolis Colts’ challenges on the road. Trusting in the Panthers’ ability to capitalize on the Colts’ weaknesses, Cowherd sees value in taking Carolina with the points.

Colin’s prediction: Panthers 28, Colts 24.

Bengals vs. Bills- Cincinnati -1.5

The Cincinnati Bengals, favored by just 1.5 points, are Cowherd’s pick against the Buffalo Bills. He notes that the Bengals’ high-powered offense should give them the edge in what he anticipates to be a high-scoring duel. Cowherd’s confidence in Cincinnati’s ability to cover the narrow spread is rooted in their overall team balance and home advantage.

Colin’s prediction: Bengals 28, Bills 23.

Jets vs. Chargers – New York +3.5

Cowherd selects the New York Jets with a 3.5 point cushion over the Los Angeles Chargers. He sees the Jets as an improving squad, poised to surprise a Chargers team that has shown vulnerability. He pointed out that the Chargers are giving up 6 yards per play on defense despite the huge contracts. Believing in the Jets’ tenacity and the Chargers’ potential to falter on the road, Cowherd is calling for an upset.

Colin’s prediction: Jets 24, Chargers 23.

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