Colin Cowherd made his Blazin’ 5 Wild Card weekend picks and even though his two “strongest plays” (Philadelphia Eagles +8.5 and New England +4) were losers, he managed to finish the weekend 3-2.

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Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 record 2019 to present:

  • 2021: 37-43-2
  • 2020: 40-41-2
  • 2019: 42-41-3

Colin Cowherd Blazin’ 5 Wild Card picks

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Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals (-5.5)

Cowherd pick: Bengals

Final score prediction: Bengals 32, Raiders 27

Cowherd said:

“It’s a matchup of teams with the most penalty yards (Raiders) and the fewest (Bengals). I worry the Raiders defense was on the field for 90 snaps and then they lose a day with travel. Joe Burrow, you can look at the numbers, has been absolutely unbelievable The Raiders are the first team in NFL history to end a season with four straight wins of four points or fewer. I kinda feel like the jig is up. They’ve also only scored only 17 offensive touchdowns over the last 10 weeks, the fewest among all playoff teams. I think a worn down defense gets exposed in the second half.”

Final score: Bengals 26, Raiders 19

New England Patriots (+4) vs. Buffalo Bills

Cowherd pick: Patriots

Final score prediction: Bills 28, Patriots 27

Cowherd said:

“I’m going to take the points here. Belichick gets Josh Allen for a third time. New Engalnd has 24 rushing touchdowns, 2nd most in the league. It’s zero degrees, I don’t think there is going to be a ton of points. The Bills are 0-5 in games decided by one possession. Josh Allen versus the Patriots is 3-4 with a 57.1 completion percentage. He’s not been very good against the Patriots. I think it’s ugly and low-scoring. I’ll take the Bills to win on a late field goal but this is my strongest play of the weekend. I like New England plus the points.”

Final score: Bills 47, Patriots 17

Philadelphia Eagles (+8.5) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cowherd pick: Eagles

Final score prediction: Buccaneers 27, Eagles 24

Cowherd said:

“This is my second-strongest play of the weekend, I like the Eagles +8.5. They (the Eagles) don’t make mistakes and Brady does. Philadelphia, right now….this is a fascinating one. In the last ten games, the Eagles are 7-3, with 28.5 ppg and 20 points allowed. The Bucs are also 7-3 with 27.3 ppg and 20.6 points allowed. The Eagles offense averages almost 3-and-a-half yards per-carry before contac…that leads the league. Brady has 15 giveaways this year, that’s the most for him in 12 years. Tampa is still banged up, does not have a consistent run game, the weather could be windy and that hurts the more vertical passing team. I think Tampa wins here, but +8.5 against the team that consistently gets over 10 yards a carry…I think it’s close.”

Final score: Buccaneers 31, Eagles 15

San Francisco 49ers (+3) vs. Dallas Cowboys

Cowherd pick: 49ers

Final score prediction: 49ers 28, Cowboys 27

Cowherd said:

“Went back and forth and gotta go with my initial instinct, I’m taking San Francisco +3 and the upset win. The road team has won 10 of 14 wild card games in the last three years. The offense for San Francisco leads the NFL…huge stat, yards-per-play (6.1). 49ers offense, hottest it’s been all year…3 of the last four games 150+ rushing. Oh, by the way all you Jimmy Garropollo haters, it’s insane. Since Week 9, he’s second in the league in completion percentage, 1st in passing-yards-per-attempt, 1st in big passing plays. Since Thanksgiving, he’s a Top 5 clutch quarterback in the leageand the Cowboys are 1-5 when they are held under 100 rushing yards and it’s hard to get to 100 against the Niners defense.”

Final score: 49ers 23, Cowboys 17

Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams (-4)

Cowherd pick: Rams

Final score prediction: Rams 31, Cardinals 26

Cowherd said:

“This is my weakest bet of the weekend. A couple things worry me. Arizona’s defense has not been good. Six yards a play surrended in their last five games. Ten of the Rams 12 wins came by seven points or more. They get it going, they get a lead, they rarely lose. Kyler Murray is 1-5 verus the Rams with a 62.3 completion percentage and 9 giveaways. He has struggled against this Rams personell.”

Final score: Rams 34, Cardinals 11

Colin Cowher Wild Card record: 3-2

Colin Cowherd picks 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record (not including playoffs): 37-43-2

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