Before the start of the 2021 NFL season we listed Colin Cowherd’s predictions.

One of his prognostications got a fair amount of play this week.

Cowherd on Mac Jones before the 2021 NFL Draft:

“Mac Jones…good lord…Mel Kiper’s gotta slow down on this. It’s not gonna work.”

Cowherd on Mac Jones after the New England Patriots (9-4) beat the Bills in Week 13:

“Mac Jones is clearly good enough to win the Super Bowl.”

Cowherd’s Week 14 picks were ice cold. He went 1-4. None of the picks he “loved” –  Giants +9.5 and Buffalo +3 – covered.

Every week, we track Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 picks so you can decide whether to follow or fade when making your wagers at PA sports betting apps.

Colin Cowherd Blazin’ 5 Week 14 NFL picks

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Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns (-3)

Cowherd pick: Browns

Final score prediction: Browns 27, Ravens 23

Cowherd said:

“I got it at 2.5 but I still like Cleveland. They are more desperate, healthier and they are coming off a bye. Lamar Jackson is in a slump. The Ravens, under 20 points in 4 straight games, and they have fallen apart physically. This defense is falling apart and John Harbaugh acknowledged that in the Steelers game. I get a well-coached team that’s healthier and has more rest.”

Final score: Browns 24, Ravens 23

Did Cowherd win? No

New York Giants (+9.5) vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Cowherd pick: Giants

Final score prediction: Chargers 28, Giants 23

Cowherd said:

“Love the Giants. Mike Glennon is going to play. I don’t care if they win or lose. The Giants in their last 6 games are 4-2 ATS because no one thinks they can play. They have held their opponents to 20 or fewer points in five of their last six games. If you look at their defense, they take the ball away. Since Week 7, their D ranks 4th for ppg allowed and yards per-play allowed. The Chargers are dealing with COVID issues. Five of the seven wins by the Chargers are by 6 or fewer. I think the Giants keep it close. I don’t think I lost a Chargers game this year.”

Final score: Chargers 37, Giants 21

Did Cowherd win? No

Sand Francisco 49ers (-2) vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Cowherd pick: 49ers

Final score prediction: 49ers 28, Bengals 23

Cowherd said:

“The 49ers are favored now but I loved them as underdogs. It’s my weakest pick but I like them here. They out-gained their last four opponents. They are starting to get healthy and they are running the football. Their offense is the best Red Zone offense in the league. They’ve scored a TD on 76% of their Red Zone drives. The defense is starting to play well with multiple takeaways in the past month. But here’s the key, the Bengals are getting sloppy. Joe Burrow is hurt, they’ve had multiple games offensively with a turnover or more. Burrow has 14 picks and 16 giveaways…more than anyone in the league. Now he is hurt.”

Final score: 49ers 26, Bengals 23

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Buffalo Bills (+3) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cowherd pick: Bills

Final score prediction: Bills 34, Buccaneers 23

Cowherd said:

“I love Buffalo +3. If you wait I think it can go 3.5 or 4. You’re all selling your Bills stock, give it all to me, I’m buying it. I think they go on a heater. They are 4-0 after a loss this year. Their D is still still exceptional. Their D is first in yards per-play allowed, 1st in opp. passer rtg (62.9), 1st in ypg allowed (272.3). Tom Brady, we love him…but 5 straight games one or more turnover. This game, you have a proud good football team that was mocked and ripped by their own media. They are going to play their best game of the year and whack Tommy and the Buccaneers.”

Final score: Buccaneers 33, Bills 27

Did Cowherd win? No

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals (-2.5)

Cowherd pick: Cardinals

Final score prediction: Cardinals 34, Rams 24

Cowherd said:

“Vegas guys are back-and-forth on this. Kyler Murray has a 73% completion percentage. You can’t stop him off-script. I don’t know what you do to defend him when he’s healthy. The Rams are a little over-inflated in my opinion. Six of their eight wins have come against teams with losing records. They don’t have Robert Woods and they are asking Van Jefferson to be him. I think this line should be bigger. Since Week 7, the Rams are 1-5 ATS.”

Final score: Rams 30, Cardinals 23

Did Cowherd win? No

Cowherd’s Week 14 Blazin’ 5 record: 1-4

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 30-36-1

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