Maybe he’ll blaze his way to five wins by the end of the season.
In Week 11 and 12, Colin Cowherd has only picked three Blazin’ 5 winners. It’s been a rough two weeks for “The Herd’s,” host who has gone 3-6-1 over that span.
It could have been worse for Cowherd. He picked the Seattle Seahawks (-6). However, by Monday night, the number was -6.5 with about 90% of the public money backing the Seahawks to cover.
A Hail Mary in the final seconds and two-point conversion by the Philadelphia Eagles broke Seattle (-6.5) backers’ hearts and resulted in a 23-17 final score.
They weren’t included in his Blazin’ 5, but Cowherd, despite swearing off of them early in the season, can’t seem to quit the Atlanta Falcons.
Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Week 12 NFL picks
Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on “The Herd” at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.
If Fox Bet Sportsbook users wager on Cowherd’s “Boom Bet” and it wins, they usually quadruple their winnings.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills (-6)
Cowherd’s pick: Bills
Colin’s final score: Bills 31, Chargers 23
“This game, I would usually take the Chargers, because they play close games. But I’m going Buffalo. What are the Chargers playing for? I know Buffalo is playing for a home game and a division title. The Bills are off a bye and have won three of four. The Bills have lost three games — Titans, Chiefs and Cardinals. The Bills defense is the issue. They are getting better.”
Actual final score: Bills 27, Chargers 17
Did Colin win? Yes
New York Giants (-5.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Colin’s pick: Giants
Colin’s final score: Giants 28, Bengals 9
“Like the Giants, I love the Giants. Coming off a bye, I don’t think the market has caught up with the Giants yet. They are 4-0 ATS since Week Seven. They’ve scored 20+ points in six straight games. Their quarterback, Daniel Jones, has back-to-back games without a turnover and back-to-back road games with a 90+ passer rating. Yes, they miss Saquon Barkley. Yes, they need a high-end receiver. But the market hasn’t caught up to them. This is a really good football team, and they’re going to win this division. They’ll face Ryan Finley; he has three career starts, and his passer rating is 62.1. Giants dominate.”
Actual final score: Giants 19, Bengals 17
Did Colin win? No
Tennessee Titans (+4) vs. Indianapolis Colts
BOOM BET: If Derrick Henry has 100+ rush yards and scores a TD, you can 4X your money.
Colin’s pick: Titans
Colin’s final score: Titans 27, Colts 23
“I love Tennessee. The Colts are a good team, and they just beat a very popular team in Green Bay. So now their line is overvalued. Tennessee getting +4 at Indy is the play here. First of all, the Titans are a good road team. They’ve won six out of their last seven road games in the regular season. They’re also a really smartly coached team.
“The Titans have five giveaways this year. It’s the fewest in the NFL. It’s very New England with Vrabel. They don’t give you the ball. Here are two things that always travel well: good coaching and running games. Derrick Henry has seven straight road games with 100+ yards rushing. So I get a great road team, I get a great running team, I get a well-coached team, and I think the Colts are a little overvalued because they beat a wildly popular Green Bay team last week.”
Actual final score: Titans 45, Colts 26
Did Colin win? Yes
Chicago Bears (+9.5) vs. Green Bay Packers
Colin’s pick: Bears
Colin’s final score: “Packers probably win by a touchdown.”
“Listen, their offense is pathetic, so it’s not my favorite pick of the week, but here’s the thing I know about the Bears: They’ve only allowed 12 passing touchdowns all year, and only the Rams have allowed fewer. Their defense is the best in the league on third down, and their defense has not allowed a single quarterback to throw for over 300 yards this year. But here’s what worries me about Green Bay, and I do think they’ll win this game: They have the worst red zone defense in the league. Do you know that Aaron Jones has rushed for just 50 yards a game since Week Three? I don’t like what I see out of the Packers’ lines right now — offensively or defensively. I think they’re very Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams dependent. This number for a division rivalry game is huge.”
Actual final score: Packers 41, Bears 25
Did Colin win? No
Seattle Seahawks (-6) vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Colin’s pick: Seahawks
Colin’s final score: Seahawks 32, Eagles 22
“Seattle -6 is the play here. First of all, Seattle has extra prep time playing on a Thursday, and now they don’t have to play until a Monday. Here is the story of the game, though. We all lament Seattle’s pass rush, but since Carlos Dunlap joined the team from the Bengals and Jamal Adams returned from injury since Week Nine, the Seahawks defense is tied for the NFL lead in sacks. Uh oh, they solved their dilemma. Keep an eye out on LJ Collier. First-round pick from two years ago. Played his best game of the year against Arizona.
“Seattle may have solved their big hole — pass rush. What will that also do? Solve their second biggest issue — their secondary. I think Seattle is the team with the most to grow at this point in the season. By the way, Carson Wentz is 0-4 against Seattle, playing like crap, and I think they’ll feel a lot of pressure at home in the Monday Night game to play well. Seattle under Pete Carroll has been a great East Coast road team. Take out the Buffalo loss, and they’ve won 10 straight.”
Actual final score: Seahawks 23, Eagles 17
Did Colin win? Push
Blazin’ 5 Week 12 record: 2-2-1
Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 27-31-2
Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 5-7
Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.
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