We are officially into the second half of the 2022 NFL season, and Colin Cowherd has a winning record of 24-19-2 through nine weeks in his Blazin’ 5 picks.
The Blazin’ 5 airs every Friday at 1 p.m. ET on his show, The Herd. We highlight Cowherd’s Week 10 selections below, commentary and all to back his choices.
Of course, just because Cowherd likes a game doesn’t mean you need to. If he’s not your flavor, we’ve also got ESPN’s Erin Dolan, the Barstool Sports Advisors “mortal locks,” and Eli Hershkovich of TheLines.com on deck.
After you find the picks you like, head to one of the PA online sportsbooks to get in on the action.
Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 record
Colin Cowherd snapped a three-week winning streak in Week 9, falling just one game below .500 lifetime at 143-144-9.
- 2022: 24-19-2
- 2021: 37-43-2
- 2020: 40-41-2
- 2019: 42-41-3
Week 9 Win:
- Seattle Seahawks (+5) at Arizona Cardinals (Final Score: Seahawks 31, Cardinals 21)
Week 9 Losses:
- Indianapolis Colts (+4.5) at New England Patriots (Final Score: Patriots 26, Colts 3)
- New Orleans Saints (+2.5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (Final Score: Ravens 27, Saints 13)
Week 9 Pushes:
- Atlanta Falcons (+3) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Final Score: Chargers 20, Falcons 17)
- Washington Commanders (+3) vs. Minnesota Vikings (Final Score: Vikings 20, Commanders 17)
Week 10 NFL picks from The Herd
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Seattle Seahawks (+2.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cowherd pick: Seahawks
Final score prediction: Seahawks 30, Buccaneers 23
“Like it? I love it. I’ll take the Seahawks. Four-game winning streak, all by 10-plus points. It’s a young defense, getting better by the week. They also travel well because defenses and running games do. Their offense under Geno Smith, it’s good and it’s getting better. In fact, since 2021, he’s averaged 72% completion rate, only seven giveaways, a passer rating of 106. There’s no story like Geno in the league, perhaps ever.
“And the Bucs are a mess, the worst rushing offense in the league. Dink-and-dunk offense against a highly aggressive, young and athletic defense. I like the Seahawks to win 30-23. I will take the points.”
Final Score: Buccaneers 21, Seahawks 16
Did Colin Cowherd win? No
Denver Broncos (+3) at Tennessee Titans
Cowherd pick: Broncos
Final score prediction: Broncos 27, Titans 21
“I’ll take the points with the Broncos +3. Their defense is fantastic. I know you want to talk about Russell Wilson, but it’s number two in the NFL. This year, they’ve been fantastic against the run and pass. They are loaded all over the place. They felt they could even give up Bradley Chubb.
“And Ryan Tannehill’s missed the last two games for Tennessee with injuries. He was held under 200 yards passing in the three games before he was hurt. This offense is lost. I’ve got to take the points here. By the way, Denver’s coming off a bye. The Titans are coming off a road overtime loss. Rest and prep time leans Denver, I’m gonna take ‘em to win 27-21.
Final Score: Titans 17, Broncos 10
Did Colin Cowherd win? No
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (-2.5)
Cowherd pick: Bears
Final score prediction: Bears 31, Lions 24
“I like the Bears -2.5. First of all, Goff on the road, forget it. It’s awful. But this offense in the last three games with a young quarterback is on fire. Thirty-one (points) a game, that was a shootout against Miami. They’re running the football, therefore allowing Justin Fields to throw on second-and-five and third-and-three.
“The Bears offense this season, when it comes to rushing percentage and rushing yards per game, is number one. And the Lions under Dan Campbell are 0-11-1 on the road, and Goff is anemic. If you give him a little wind, if you give him a little pocket trouble, he’s not somebody good in crisis. I think the Bears win 31-24, and I think potentially, it could get really ugly in the second half.”
Final Score: Lions 31, Bears 30
Did Colin Cowherd win? No
Jacksonville Jaguars (+9) at Kansas City Chiefs
Cowherd pick: Jaguars
Final score prediction: Chiefs 33, Jaguars 28
“Jags +9 is the play here. Again, you wanna talk about Trever Lawrence. Three of the last four games, he didn’t have a turnover. He’s playing, actually, very well. He’s made mistakes – he’s a kid. But all six losses for the Jags are by one possession, it’s the eighth-ranked offense in the league, and Trevor Lawrence leads the NFL – he leads it – with three games with an 80-plus completion percentage. When the kid gets hot, he’s hot.
“The Chiefs, first of all, they’re bad against the spread this year. And their defense, be honest about it. You can push it around. You can score. I think the Chiefs win, but I think it’s close, and I’m gonna take the nine points. The Jags cover here, 33-28. I think it’ll be a wildly entertaining football game. A lot of points, a lot of big plays.”
Final Score: Chiefs 27, Jaguars 17
Did Colin Cowherd win? No
New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers (+2)
Cowherd pick: Steelers
Final score prediction: Steelers 28, Saints 24
“The Steelers are coming off a bye; the Saints are on a short week. I’m gonna take Pittsburgh and the points at home. Kenny Pickett’s a kid. That extra time’s gonna be huge for him. And Mike Tomlin, off a bye, is 11-4. So, the veteran coach and the rookie quarterback get time. T.J. Watt returns. It’s a totally different defense with T.J. Watt.
“And right now, the Saints are a mess at the most important position: quarterback. Their turnover differential’s a disaster. I just don’t trust this team. I thought Monday night was, what do you do offensively after that? I’m gonna take the Steelers off the bye, 28-24, I am taking the points.
Final Score: Steelers 20, Saints 10
Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes
Week 10 Blazin’ 5 Record: 1-4
Colin Cowherd 2022 Blazin’ 5 Overall Record: 25-23-2
NFL Week 10 Expert Picks Roundup
The Barstool Advisors’ crew of Stu Feiner, Dan ”Big Cat” Katz and Jerry “The Kid” Thornton publishes its favorite picks for the week, known as “Mortal Locks.”
Please remember that “mortal locks” are not guaranteed wins, and always remember to bet responsibly.
- Feiner: New Orleans Saints (-2.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers – Loss
- Big Cat: Indianapolis Colts (+6) at Las Vegas Raiders – Win
- Jerry The Kid: Steelers team total over 19.5 – Win
Erin Dolan is active on Twitter and YouTube throughout the week, giving both picks and analyses to her followers.
She published a pair of props on Wednesday for the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons, citing that the over/under line on Cordarrelle Patterson’s rushing total was worth jumping on before the market took it higher.
- Cordarrelle Patterson: Over 51.5 rushing yards. (This jumped to 57.5 on Caesars Sportsbook by Thursday afternoon) – Loss. Patterson rushing total: 18 yards.
- Falcons Team Total: Over 23.5 points – Loss. Falcons team total: 15 points
Though not a pick, Dolan came across another recent NFL trend: The Indianapolis Colts are 0-9 against the spread in the first half this season. She added that while she finds trends interesting, she does not advise blindly following them.
Dolan added two more picks Sunday morning. She also said that this week’s Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings game was her least favorite in terms of betting lines.
- Justin Fields: Over 58.5 rushing yards – Win
- Travis Kelce: Anytime to score a touchdown – Win
If you still don’t know about TheLines.com’s Eli Hershkovich, now’s the time to come out of hibernation. In week 9, Hershkovich went 3-1, bringing his 2022 record up to 34-20.
For Week 10, Hershkovich has two games with money already on the line.
- Cleveland Browns (+4) at Miami Dolphins – Loss
- Denver Broncos (+2.5) at Tennessee Titans – Loss
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