We have reached the home stretch of the 2022 NFL season with four weeks left to play. 

Colin Cowherd is looking to have his first winning year since 2019 with his Blazin’ 5 picks, which he puts out every Friday at 1 p.m. ET on his show, The Herd. He has had his ups and downs but has come out ahead through the first 14 weeks.

Keep reading below to see Cowherd’s five favorite betting matchups in Week 15. We also provide analyses of these picks straight from the Herd’s mouth.

Beyond Cowherd, we bring you the Barstool Sports Advisors’ weekly “mortal locks,” plus more from ESPN’s Erin Dolan and TheLines.com’s Eli Hershkovich.

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Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 record

Cowherd boasts a winning record this year, but it’s had plenty of ups and downs. Week 14 was a losing one, as he went 2-3.

As a result, Cowherd’s record since 2019 is just above .500, sitting at 157-155-9

  • 2022: 34-29-2
  • 2021: 37-43-2
  • 2020: 40-41-2
  • 2019: 46-42-3

Week 14 Wins:

  • Detroit Lions (-2) vs. Minnesota Vikings (Final Score: Lions 34, Vikings 23)
  • Carolina Panthers (+4.5) at Seattle Seahawks (Final Score: Panthers 30, Seahawks 24)

Week 14 Losses: 

  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. (-2) vs. Baltimore Ravens (Final Score: Ravens 16, Steelers 14)
  • Cleveland Browns (+5.5) at Cincinnati Bengals (Final Score: Bengals 23, Browns 10)
  • Arizona Cardinals (+2) vs. New England Patriots (Final Score: Patriots 27, Cardinals 13)

Week 15 picks from The Herd

“Here we go. It’s the Blazin’ 5. I feel really good about it. It’s an interesting time of the year. There are some teams (coming) off byes here I like. Let’s go!”

Indianapolis Colts (+3.5) at Minnesota Vikings

Cowherd pick: Colts

Final score prediction: Colts 24, Vikings 23 

Cowherd said:

“Okay, the number was better earlier in the week when it was closer to 4 and 4.5, but I’m gonna take the Colts +3.5 at the Vikings. They’re coming off a bye. They were humiliated in their last game. Love teams that have been embarrassed. They had a lot of time to think about that.

“The Vikings’ defense is a mess. The Colts are in a lot of close games — season pride on the line. Right now, the Vikings’ defense is the worst in the league. It’s the worst pass defense in the league. It’s the worst total defense in franchise history. It’s just too many points. They play in too many close games. I liked it better at 4.5. I’ll still bet it at 3.5. Colts upset the Vikings.”

Final Score: Vikings 39, Colts 36

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears (+9)

Cowherd pick: Bears

Final score prediction: Eagles 30, Bears 24

Cowherd said:

“I’m gonna take the Bears +9. Again, coming off a bye. All four home losses this year have under nine points. Justin Fields, since Week 6, I’m getting 60 yards rushing and a touchdown every game. In fact, since Week 6, he’s been pretty decent. We’ve seen growth. I do think this is a very good coaching staff, and that always helps (coming) off a bye.

“The Eagles’ second game on a three-game roadie. Cowboys coming up off a dominating win. It is a classic, natural letdown spot. The Eagles win, but I’m taking the nine points, 30-24 Philadelphia.”

Final Score: Eagles 25, Bears 20

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders (-1.5)

Cowherd pick: Raiders

Final score prediction: Raiders 28, Patriots 23

Cowherd said:

“I’m gonna take the Raiders -1.5. Hunter Renfrow comes back. This is a big game for Derek Carr and Josh McDaniels. They’re quarterbacking and coaching for their careers. The Raiders are coming off extra rest. They’ve out gained each of their last four opponents. 

“And did you know only the Eagles have turned it over fewer times? They don’t beat themselves; they just have fewer limitations. Josh Jacobs leads the NFL in rushing yards. Davante Adams is a beast.

“And the Patriots, who have lost two of three, are 0-6 when they allow 20 or more points. Josh McDaniels, I think, knowing this defense, can have some success. The Patriots’ offense since Week 7 is pathetic…They’re also all beat up…I think the Raiders beat the Patriots 28-23.”

Final Score: Raiders 30, Patriots 24

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Tennessee Titans (+3) at Los Angeles Chargers

Cowherd pick: Titans

Final score prediction: Titans 24, Chargers 23

Cowherd said:

“I’m gonna take the Titans and the points. They’re actually a very good road team, 4-3 on the year. Ryan Tannehill’s last eight games, a lot better than Tua (Tagovailoa)against this defense.(Joey) Bosa’s gone. Derwin James is out. Ryan Tannehill’s last eight games, he has a passer rating over 100.

“The Chargers don’t beat anybody big as a favorite. They’re a terrible favorite team, better as a ‘dog. Their defense this year, not good. And [Justin] Herbert’s been sacked 18 times in the last month, more than any quarterback in the league since Week 11.

“And they’re just too overly reliant on Herbert. Forty-five-plus passing attempts in three straight games? Don’t be fooled by this defense owning Tua. Ryan Tannehill’s playing good football. Titans, desperate. Still lead their division. It’s not a terrible team. They’re in a bad skid [and] they’re getting healthier. 24-23 Tennessee.”

Final Score: Chargers 17, Titans 14

Did Colin Cowherd win? Push

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers (-7)

Cowherd pick: Packers

Final score prediction: Packers 30, Rams 20

Cowherd said:

“This number was 6.5. I liked it more, but I’ve already made my bet. I’m gonna take Green Bay here. Extra rest, Week 14 bye. Aaron’s been great at home this year, folks. Twelve touchdowns and a pick, and a 104 passer rating. Where they’ve struggled is on the road. Where they’ve struggled is against physical teams. The Rams are neither.

“And the Rams are bad. They were getting beat (last week). Baker Mayfield had a great last drive and deserves credit, but this year, he was completing 58% of his throws. The Rams are 1-4 on the season (in away games). They don’t have many of their best players. Packers win on Monday night at Lambeau 30-20.”

Final Score: Packers 24, Rams 12

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Colin Cowherd weekly record: 4-0-1

Colin Cowherd 2022 Blazin’ 5 Overall Record: 38-29-3

NFL Week 15 Expert Picks Roundup

Barstool Advisors

Every Sunday morning, the Barstool Sports Advisors cast of Stu Feiner, Dan ”Big Cat” Katz and Jerry “The Kid” Thornton make their “mortal locks” for the day’s games on Twitter. While these picks are each member’s favorite line for the day, none are guaranteed to win.

Last week, Feiner and Jerry The Kid won their mortal locks. Big Cat was less fortunate. Their records for the year in this segment are:

  • Feiner: 11-3
  • Big Cat: 7-7
  • Jerry The Kid: 3-5

Week 15 mortal locks:

  • Feiner: Los Angeles Chargers (-3) vs. Tennessee Titans  – Loss
  • Big Cat: Carolina Panthers (-2.5) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Loss 
  • Jerry The Kid: New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons (Over 43) – Loss 

“Dolan out winners”

ESPN’s Erin Dolan goes live every Sunday morning with her segment, Dolan out winners. She posts on Twitter and YouTube, including insights and explanations for her picks. 

In recent weeks, Dolan has focused on a handful of player props. This week, she placed wagers on the outcomes of three games and added three player props to her betting slip.

Week 15 picks: 

  • Seattle Seahawks (+3.5) vs. San Francisco 49ers – Loss
  • Baltimore Ravens (+3) – Loss
  • Deshaun Watson (Anytime INT) – Loss
  • Cincinnati Bengals (-3.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Win
  • Detroit Lions (ML) at New York Jets – Win 
  • Jalen Hurts (Over 44.5 Rushing Yards) – Win

Eli Hershkovich

TheLines.com’s Eli Hershkovich has gone undefeated over the last two weeks. Hershkovich only made two picks each week, but he only publishes bets that he personally makes. 

Going into Week 15, Hershkovich had a 41-24 record for the season and has already improved upon that after a correct play on Thursday Night Football.

Week 15 picks:

  • Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers (Under 43.5) – Win
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (+4.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys – Win

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