Colin Cowherd appears to have started getting his Blazin’ 5 fires burning. He went 3-2 in Week 11 after going 4-1 in Week 10. That’s back-to-back winning weeks for the first time during the 2021 NFL season for “The Herd” host.

His Week 12 picks were colder than Thanksgiving leftovers and he finished 1-4.

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Colin Cowherd Blazin’ 5 Week 12 NFL picks

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Las Vegas Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys (-7.5)

Cowherd pick: Cowboys

Colin’s final score: Cowboys 30, Raiders 20

Cowherd said:

“You know I take one big favorite a week and I’ll take the Cowboys. Tyron Smith, ankle, he’s going to start at right tackle. CeeDee Lamb is probably back. Dak at home this year has been a different quarterback. He is 4-1 with 14 TDs, 2 INTs and a 118.1 passer rating. Right now the Raiders have everything from tragedy to chaos to an interim coach. This a a freefall Raider team.”

Final score: Raiders 36, Cowboys 33

Did Cowherd win? No

Pittsburgh Steelers (+4.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Cowherd pick: Steelers

Colin’s final score: Steelers 26, Bengals 24

Cowherd said:

“I like to take Mike Tomlin as an underdog. He may be the NFL’s best underdog coach. The Steelers get T.J. Watt, Joe Haden and Minkah Fitzpatrick back. The Steelers are 0-4 when Watt doesn’t play. He is the MVP of this team. Big Ben in the last five games, because of Najee Harris and an improving young o-line, has played well. Nine touchdowns, no picks. He’s the only starting quarterback in the league without an interception in the last five games. I think the Steelers win outright.”

Final score: Bengals 41, Steelers 10

Did Cowherd win? No

New York Jets vs. Houston Texans (-2.5)

Cowherd pick: Texans

Colin’s final score: Texans 30, Jets 23

Cowherd said:

“I like the Texans -2.5. When Tyrod Taylor is playing quarterback they don’t make a ton of mistakes. He can run and pass for touchdowns. They are 2-1 when he plays. They are playing hard and in a lot of their games. I think they are going to beat the Jets. The Jets are so bad defensively. They are last in virtually everything. Zach Wilson will be the third different quarterback in three games. There is no continuitity.”

Final score: Jets 21, Texans 14

Did Cowherd win? No

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts (+3)

Colin’s pick: Colts 

Colin’s final score: Colts 27, Buccaneers 21

Cowherd said:

“I like the Colts at home getting a field goal. Brady isn’t the same quarterback on the road since he got to Tampa. He’s great at home. He’s not been a great road quarterback. The Colts take the ball away and don’t give it up. They lead the league in turnover differential and Brady has had a little interception problem. Carson Wentz, 97 passer rating and is getting better because Jonathan Taylor is No. 1 in virtually every running back data point. The Bucs are coming off a short week and Antonio Brown may not play.”

Final score: Buccaneers 38, Colts 31

Did Cowherd win? No

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos (+2.5)

Cowherd pick: Broncos

Colin’s final score: Broncos 28, Chargers 24

Cowherd said:

“My favorite bet of the week. Like it, I love it, Broncos +2.5. The Chargers have a bad defense and Denver is going to run the football and control time-of-possession. Denver has held their opponents under 20 three of their last four games. Bridgewater doesn’t make mistakes, three games without a pick. And the Chargers can’t defend the run. They haven’t won consecutive games since Week 4 and 5. I’m taking Denver straight up.”

Final score: Broncos 28, Chargers 13

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Cowherd’s Week 11 Blazin’ 5 record: 1-4

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 26-30-1

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