Colin Cowherd is 13-12 in his Blazin’ 5 picks through five weeks of the 2022 NFL season after going 2-3 each of the last three weeks. 

Week 6 gives Cowherd a chance to reverse his recent trend and keep his winning record. But will he do it? 

Cowherd releases his five picks at 1 p.m. ET every Friday on his show, The Herd, and we provide his picks and analysis for the week. We’ll also be looking into other industry experts’ choices in order to give you more opinions on this week’s slate of games.

If you like any picks (or wish to fade them), check out PA sportsbooks and see where your best odds lie.

Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 record

Since beginning the Blazin’ 5 in 2019, Cowherd is 132-137-7 through five weeks of the 2022 season. A yearly breakdown of his record:

  • 2022: 13-12-0
  • 2021: 37-43-2
  • 2020: 40-41-2
  • 2019: 42-41-3

Week 5 wins

  • New England Patriots (-3.5) vs. Detroit Lions (final score: Patriots 29, Lions 0)
  • Cleveland Browns (+2.5) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (final score: Chargers 30, Browns 28)

Week 5 losses

  • Pittsburgh Steelers (+14) at Buffalo Bills (final score: Bills 38, Steelers 3)
  • Los Angeles Rams (-5.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys (final score: Cowboys 22, Rams 10)
  • Baltimore Ravens (-3.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (final score: Ravens 19, Bengals 17)

Colin Cowherd Blazin’ 5 Week 6 NFL picks

“Outside of Baltimore, I like underdogs this week.”

Baltimore Ravens (-6) at New York Giants

Cowherd pick: Ravens

Final score prediction: Ravens 28, Giants 20

Cowherd said:

“Like it? I love it. The Ravens are one of two teams – Philly’s the other one – that have led by at least 10 points in every game. Their offense has been spectacular. Lamar’s running, he’s passing. It’s amazing. They don’t spend much money on receivers, but they’re top five in virtually everything.”

“The Giants are coming off a 14-point comeback win against the Packers. I think they’re bound to come down a little. It was a nice win against Green Bay, but I don’t think Green Bay’s very good, and I think Baltimore’s exceptional. I think the Giants pull back; I love Baltimore in this spot -6.”

Final Score: Giants 24, Ravens 20

Did Colin Cowherd Win? No

New York Jets (+7) at Green Bay Packers

Cowherd pick: Jets

Final score prediction: Jets 28, Packers 27

Cowherd said:

“Jets are off back-to-back wins, 2-0 on the road. I like them here +7. Robert Saleh’s defense is playing hard and with passion, but it’s the rookies that are all contributing.”

“What happened to the Packers’ defense, by the way? What happened to it? I loved it coming into the season. They’ve disappointed everywhere. I think the Jets go in, they’re real, they’ve got firepower, and they upset Green Bay. This number may go to 7.5. You can bet it up.”

Final Score: Jets 27, Packers 10

Did Colin Cowherd Win? Yes

San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons (+5.5)

Cowherd pick: Falcons

Final score prediction: 49ers 24, Falcons 23

Cowherd said:

“I actually think this is gonna be a nail-biter. Falcons +5.5 is my play. Arthur Smith is a very clever coach. They’re a top-10 scoring offense in the league. Did you know they have 37 big plays offensively? And you don’t think they have any talent. They’re a top-three rushing offense.”

“And the Niners are falling apart. Bosa out, Kinlaw out, Armstead out. Emmanuel Moseley out, Jimmie Ward out. Forget Elijah Mitchell and Trent Williams. San Francisco is running out of healthy bodies.”

Final Score: Falcons 28, 49ers 14

Did Colin Cowherd Win? Yes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers (+8.5)

Cowherd pick: Steelers

Final score prediction: Buccaneers 27, Steelers 21

Cowherd said:

“I’ve got one rule: if you get humiliated in the NFL, I almost always take you the following week. I’m taking the Steelers +8.5. It’s a bounce-back spot.”

“Hey, by the way, you can all bang on Kenny Pickett. Last week against Buffalo, he had 34 completions in the wind, 327 yards and three plays over 20 yards. I like Pickett. He just got overwhelmed.”

“And the Bucs’ offense is the second-worst running offense in the league. So, even if Tampa takes a lead, they can’t run it and eat the clock. Atlanta had a chance to beat them in the end, and Atlanta was dominated by Tampa. I like the Steelers a lot here, +8.5. They don’t win, 27-21 [Bucs], but it’s a very competitive football game.”

Final Score: Steelers 20, Buccaneers 18

Did Colin Cowherd Win? Yes

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (+2.5)

Cowherd pick: Seahawks

Final score prediction: Seahawks 28, Cardinals 23

Cowherd said:

“I don’t even understand this line. Seahawks +2.5, I’ll take it all day. They’re scoring a bunch of points. Seahawks are converting on 48% of third downs. That’s top three in the league. Offensively, what do you want me to say? Points, yards, big plays, all of it.”

“Meanwhile, the Cardinals are the worst first-half team in the league. What does it mean? Division rival, playing behind. I haven’t bet the Seahawks in a while, I like them in this spot. I think, right now, they’re playing great football early in games. They jump out to leads, [but] the question is, can they hold on? Because Arizona’s been a very good fourth-quarter team.”

Final Score: Seahawks 19, Cardinals 9

Did Colin Cowherd Win? Yes

Week 2 Blazin’ 5 record: 4-1

Colin Cowherd 2022 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 17-13

NFL Week 6 expert picks roundup

In addition to Cowherd, we will detail picks from other experts such as ESPN’s Erin Dolan, the Barstool Sports Advisors and’s Eli Hershkovich.

Erin Dolan

Erin Dolan started Week 6 by predicting that the Washington Commanders (-1) would defeat the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. She also mentioned that the game would finish with under 38.5 points, and she was correct after Washington won 12-7.

Dolan provides insights on her Twitter account and contributes to a weekly ESPN column for her takes. Her weekly picks include the following:

  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills: Over 54 (Final Score: Bills 24, Chiefs 20) – Loss
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys: Eagles -3 first half (First Half Score: Eagles 20, Cowboys 3) – Win
  • Favorite player prop: Kyler Murray over 27.5 rushing yards (Total Rushing Yards: 100) – Win

Barstool Advisors

The Barstool Advisors panel releases its mortal locks for each week come Sunday. Despite the name, these “locks” are nothing more than each person’s most confident pick for the week. None of these picks are guaranteed to win.

We will recap them in the following week’s updates.

Week 5 recap:

  • Stu Feiner: New England Patriots (-3) vs. Detroit Lions – Win
  • Elio Imbornone: New York Jets (ML) vs. Miami Dolphins – Win
  • Dan “Big Cat” Katz: New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions (Over 45.5) – Loss

Eli Hershkovich

If you haven’t noticed yet, you might want to.’s Eli Hershkovich has a 20-9 record to start the year. He has three picks for Week 6, one of which already landed as a W this past Thursday:

  • Washington Commanders (-1) at Chicago Bears – Win (Final Score: Commanders 12, Bears 7)
  • New Orleans Saints (+2) vs. Cincinnati Bengals – Loss (Final Score: Bengals 30, Chiefs 26)
  • New York Jets (+7) at Green Bay Packers – Win (Final Score: Jets 27, Packers 10)

NFL Week 6 lines at PA sportsbooks

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