Did Colin Cowherd Win? Lots of Love for Eagles and Other Underdogs in Week 3

Colin Cowherd loves underdogs for his Blazin’ 5 Week 3 picks which include the Eagles, Dolphins, Bengals, and Washington.

Colin Cowherd has yet to get the “blazin” fires burning. But it appears he has found a spark in Week 3 with multiple games he loves. Cowherd gushed about his love of underdogs including the Philadelphia Eagles this week. Is he dreaming or “is this burning an eternal flame.”

Whether you following or fading Cowherd while making your wagers at PA sports betting apps, we track his picks here all NFL season.

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What Cowherd said about the Steelers

Cowherd after the Steelers X-x loss to the :

“What happens when the quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger) looks really old in Week 2. Pittsburgh is in a bad place. They had a quarterback who was shot at the end of last year. They have no succession plan. The division is getting much better. You saw it coming for a decade.”

What Cowherd said about the Eagles

He said what basically every Eagles follower already knew about their ex-quarterback.

I just think this might be who Carson Wentz is… He’s big, strong, talented, reckless and injury prone.”

On the Dallas Cowboys, Cowherd said,

“I’m very confused on that Dallas coaching. They survived Mike McCarthy. Great win for Dak and company.”

Colin Cowherd’s 2021 Week 3 NFL picks

The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a sports talk radio show on Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1. Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Fridays on The Herd at 1 p.m. EST.

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Washington (+7) vs. Buffalo Bills

Colin’s pick: Washington

Colin’s final score: Buffalo 24, Washington 23

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love it. I bet this Monday night and got 8.5 points. The number isn’t as good now. Nobody is fooling anyone in this game. McDermott and Rivera used to coach together in Carolina. Heinicke may not be great but he completed 70% of his throws in three games he started. They have excellent receivers, a decent running game, and Washington will be able to move the chains. Buffalo’s offense is totally out of sync. This is way too many points.”

New Orleans Saints vs. New Engalnd Patriots (-2.5)

Colin’s pick: Patriots

Colin’s final score: Patriots 27, Saints 20

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love this. We got the Saints living out of a hotel for another week. This is too much chaos. I know exactly what I get with the Patriots. The Saints, first week great, last week terrible. New England’s defense is fantastic. They are No. 2 in the league and have 5 INTs, most in the league.”

Cincinnati Bengals (+3) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Colin’s pick: Bengals

Colin’s final score: Bengals 27, Steelers 24

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love it. Big Ben, not 100%. He hasn’t been good when he is 100%. The Steelers are the only team in the league with a bottom-three grade for passing and running. They can’t do anything right. The Steelers defense is suffering because of it. They are on the field too long. They are the 4th worst pass defense in the league. T.J. Watt isn’t healthy. Joe Burrow last week, worst game as a pro, he bounces back”

Miami Dolphins (+3.5) vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Colin’s pick: Dolphins

Colin’s final score: Dolphins 26, Raiders 23

Cowherd said:

“I got a better number. But I really like Miami here. Raiders are the 38th NFL team to start with three-straight games against teams that won 10+ games the previous years. None of them went 3-0. The Dolphins are coming off a humilating loss. Teams that get beat by 30-35 points, 62% of the time come back to cover the next week. The Raiders can not run the ball.”

Philadelphia Eagles (+3.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys

Colin’s pick: Eagles

Colin’s final score: Eagles 24, Cowboys 23

Cowherd said:

“Love this. Jalen Hurts has the second-most rushing yards as a quarterback in the league. He is averaging 7.8 yards before contact. Hell of an offensive line. Their defense, as long as it’s healthy, has played way better than expected. The Cowboys are surrendering a lot of big plays (12). I’m calling an upset.”

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 4-6

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? He’s Back In The Win Column, But Boom Bet Fizzles Again

Colin Cowherd is over the underdogs in Week Seven, putting four of his five Blazin’ 5 NFL picks on favorites to cover and the Steelers to upset the Titans.

Is Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 heating up?

He posted his first winning record since Week Three.

Cowherd rode the favorites and the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to a 3-2 Week Seven record. His “Boom Bet” fell short when the Arizona Cardinals upset the Seattle Seahawks in overtime.

When he made the picks, Cowherd said:

“I am generally not someone who takes favorites, but the league is changing and there is more offense. Gotta move around. The Rams pick, most of the wise guys in Vegas probably hate it, but I think Chicago lacks juice.”

His prognostication proved to be correct as the Chicago Bears fell flat on Monday Night Football.

Colin Cowherd 2020 Week 7 NFL picks

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on “The Herd” at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.

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Green Bay Packers (-3.5) vs. Houston Texans

Cowherd’s pick: Packers

Colin’s final score: Packers 40, Texans 23

Cowherd said:

“Favorite pick of the week. I like good teams who get humiliated on national TV games. They are focused, and they’ll play great this week. The Packers have two turnovers all year, both against Tampa’s defense. The Texans’ defense is horrific. They’ve given up more big plays than any NFL defense this year. Packers hammer the Texans. “

Actual final score: Packers 35, Texans 20

Did Colin win? Yes

Pittsburgh Steelers (+2) vs. Tennessee Titans

Colin’s pick: Steelers

Colin’s final score: Steelers 28, Titans 23

Cowherd said:

“I have a rule: Take a really good team getting points. I’m taking the Steelers to win. The Titans have two big issues. Their left tackle Taylor Lewan is out, and you do not want to be missing a Pro Bowl-level left tackle against the Steelers. The Titans are last in the NFL on third down defense. They don’t have a pass rush and teams extend drives. Big Ben is having an extraordinary season — his best completion percentage, passer rating and touchdown to INT ratio.”

Actual final score: Steelers 27, Titans 24

Did Colin win? Yes

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints (-7.5)

Colin’s pick: Saints

Colin’s final score: Saints 30, Panthers 23

Cowherd said:

“That’s a hook number. Everybody usually likes the team getting 7.5. I like veteran quarterbacks and great coaches off a bye. They are 3-1 in those games. Drew Brees is completing 71% of this throws and leads the NFL. Carolina’s defense has five sacks, fewest in the NFL. The Saints have a had a couple of weeks to prepare for Teddy Bridgewater, a quarterback they practiced against for years. Carolina is getting better but is limited defensively.”

Actual final score: Saints 27, Panthers 24

Did Colin win? No

Seattle Seahawks (-3.5) vs. Arizona Cardinals

Boom Bet: $20 bet pays $50 — Russell Wilson has two or more passing TDs and Seahawks to win

Colin’s pick: Seahawks

Colin’s final score: Seahawks 34, Cardinals 24

Cowherd said:

“Seattle off a bye is 4-0. Arizona, a young inconsistent team, is on a short week. A young team who beat the Dallas Cowboys everyone is telling ‘You the man!’ Russell Wilson has owned no team in the NFL like Arizona. He’s played them eight times and only lost once, and it was his first NFL start.”

Actual final score: Cardinals 37, Seahawks 34

Did Colin win? No

Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams (-6)

Colin’s pick: Rams

Colin’s final score: Rams 28, Bears 20

Cowherd said:

“I’m the last living American who likes the Rams. Chicago is limited offensively. We thought when they got Nick Foles they would be better. The problem is he’s has one or more interception in five straight games. That’s the longest stretch in the NFL. The Bears’ offense is 27th in PPG and 28th in total YPG, yards per play and rush YPG. The Rams’ defense is better than people think. They’ve moved Jalen Ramsey all over the field. I know no one likes Jared Goff, but he has the highest passer rating of anyone in the fourth quarter. I think it’s a close, ugly game.”

Actual final score: Rams 24, Bears 10

Did Colin win? Yes

Blazin’ 5 Week 7 record: 3-2

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 15-19-1

Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 2-5. 

Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? Week 3 a Scorching 4-1 as Bills Come Through for Boom Bet, Bengals Cover With Tie

Colin Cowherd loved his NFL Week 3 picks, and he went 4-1, cashing in on a Bengals tie vs. the Eagles and on the Buffalo Bills, who hung on to win by 3.

If you think Colin Cowherd is an insufferable blowhard, this might not be the best week to tune into The Herd. Cowherd had a scorching week of Blazin’ 5 picks, going 4-1.

His “Boom Bet” (Bills -2.5), which Fox Bet online sportsbook boosts at 4X odds, hit for the second straight week. He called for the Bengals (+5) to upset the Eagles, and the game ended in a tie.

Cowherd’s hat-backward hating of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz might be a silly thing to call out a pro athlete for, but he also ripped the quarterback’s poor play this season. Wentz only gave his doubters more fuel with a two-interception performance where he looked like he had lost all confidence and was outplayed by Bengals rookie Joe Burrow.

How often does Colin post a Blazin’ 5 4-win week? In 2019, it happened five times. However, his overall record through the course of a 17-week season was 42-41-3. So yes, he had four 1-4 weeks and one awful no-win Week 17 that contributed to the final tally.

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Cowherd calls out Wentz’s play and headwear

Through two weeks, Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 picks are a tepid 4-6.

But Cowherd was fired up about Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and his choice of headwear. Cowherd believes that as a franchise quarterback during a weekly press conference in front of the team and corporate logos, Wentz should not wear his hat backward.

Most of Twitter panned Cowherd’s take and posted pictures of other athletes, like Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Ken Griffey Jr., wearing a backward hat.

On Friday, Cowherd said, dripping with sarcasm, “Fans ripped me. It was very hurtful. I didn’t sleep last night. I barely closed my eyes.”

He then doubled down.

“I believe in life that time, place, location and assignment matter. If you want to wear your hat on backwards in your yard, I don’t care. If you are a quarterback and you have your once-a-week podium discussion, and the Philadelphia Eagles are brilliantly owned, respectfully built … and you’re telling me this (turns hat backward) … is no different for a face of the franchise than this (turns hat forward)?”

He then named Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports and the newly launched Barstool Sportsbook app in PA, and said they “ravaged” him  about his Wentz take. Cowherd mentioned Portnoy’s wardrobe choices and aggressive personality and how, when he interviewed President Donald Trump, he wore a suit and didn’t curse. He then said:

“Assignment, location and time matters. Most of you won’t be as successful as Carson Wentz or Dave, so you just don’t get it.”

Cowherd brought on T.J. Houshmanzadeh, who joined the Wentz-bashing and said, “If he loses this week to the Bengals, it’s a wrap. His confidence is going to be completely gone. ”

Hot takes from Colin Cowherd this week

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Week 3 NFL picks

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs on The Herd on Fridays at around 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.

“I LOVE my picks this week,” he said before and after making them.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Buffalo Bills (-2.5)


Cowherd’s pick: Bills

Colin’s final score: Bills 27, Rams 21

Cowherd said:

“This is a really strong play. Like it, I love it. Buffalo as a home favorite is 12-2 in the last three years. They are the only team in the league that’s top five offense and defense. You see the improvement of young Josh Allen. Only the Patriots have allowed fewer points per game than the Bills since the start of last year. Their run defense is exceptional, and that’s what the Rams rely on. This will force Jared Goff to throw on the road more than he is comfortable with.”


Week 1, Colin bet against the Bills and went with the Jets (+6.5).

“Josh Allen was bad last year,” he said. “He was pretty good against Dallas, and that’s the game you watched. Josh Allen was last in passing yards, passing touchdowns, completion percentage and passer rating the last two years.”

Week 2, he bet against the Bills and went with Miami (+5.5), and said:

“The Bills averaged 19 points last year. They are still babysitting Josh Allen.”

Actual final score: Bills 35, Rams 32

Did Colin win? Yes

Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots (-5.5)

Colin’s pick: Patriots

Colin’s final score: Patriots 34, Raiders 26

Cowherd said:

“The best team in the NFL after a loss is New England. They are 27-8 in the last decade. The Raiders are on a short week and have to travel across the country after maybe the biggest Raider win in years. The Raiders do something very poorly; they allow six-and-half yards per play. They don’t give a ton over the top, but you can slice them up six yards at a time. What does Cam and the New England offense do well? Get six yards at a time. This will be a dominant New England time-of-possession game. They will six yard the Raiders to death.”

Actual final score: Patriots 36, Raiders 20

Did Colin win? Yes

Cincinnati Bengals (+5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Colin’s pick: Bengals

Colin’s final score: Bengals 27, Eagles 24

Cowherd said:

“Upset of the week. Remember, no fans in Philadelphia. Young quarterback Joe Burrow isn’t facing the rowdy Eagles crowd, he’s getting five points and they played on Thursday. Carson Wentz has been all over the board in the last six games, eight sacks, four picks this year, both tied for the most of any quarterback. I don’t know if Philadelphia’s locker room is good. They also have the most giveaways this year. This is a Philadelphia team that is in flux. It is a strangely confident 0-2 Bengals team. They upset the Eagles in a fanless stadium.”

Actual final score: Bengals 23, Eagles 23

Did Colin win? Yes

Houston Texans (+4.5) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Colin’s pick: Texans

Colin’s final score: Steelers 27, Texans 26

Cowherd said:

“I love Houston in this spot. We are judging them because they lost to Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Everybody’s going to lose to them. The Steelers still make too many mistakes and have at least one giveaway in 25 straight games. The Steelers’ offensive line run-blocking this year has been atrocious. It means you are going to give Deshaun Watson 12 to 14 possessions, and the number here is just simply too big. Houston is going to feel desperate.”

Actual final score: Steelers 28, Texans 21

Did Colin win? No

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-6) vs. Denver Broncos

Colin’s pick: Buccaneers 

Colin’s final score: Buccaneers 27, Broncos 17

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love it. Since the start of last season, when Drew Lock doesn’t play, the Broncos are 3-8. They have a winning record when he does play. They are not a good football team, and they can’t score without him. Jeff Driskel is 1-7 as a starter. But this is about defense. New England totally shut down Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey. What are the Broncos right now offensively if they can’t run the football? They are Jeff Driskel. Nobody is focused like Tampa Bay right now. They think they are not playing well, and their defense has been on fire. I think this game could get ugly by the second half.”

Actual final score: Buccaneers 28, Broncos 10

Did Colin win? Yes

Blazin’ 5 Week 1 record: 4-1

Colin Cowherd 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 8-7

Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 2-1

Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.