The Exciting Super Bowl History of our Two Keystone State NFL Franchises

With Neither Pennsylvania NFL team in SB 56, let’s look back at some of the better times involving the Super Bowl History of our PA teams.

The dawn of Super Bowl 56 prompts a flashback of the Keystone State’s rich Super Bowl history. With both PA teams making an early exit in this year’s playoffs, we wanted to cheer ourselves up a bit by looking at some of the better times when it comes to our Pennsylvania NFL teams and the big game.

Super Bowl 56 Betting Lines

Before we jump into the history of the Eagles & Steelers, we have compiled a list of the best betting lines at the top online sportsbooks in PA for those interested in betting on Super Bowl 56 in PA:


Super Bowl History – Keystone State of Champions

While the Pittsburg Steelers and  Philadelphia Eagles rarely play one another by virtue of being in different conferences, many Pennsylvania fans follow both teams.

They were once actually the same team.  The 1943 Steagles combined Philadelphia and Pittsburgh players, because World War II had diminished the pool of available athletes.

In the spirit of Steagles and for the pleasure of all Pennsylvania football fans, here’s a look at each team’s Super Bowl history. Let’s take a look back at the final scores, location, opponents, dates, attendance, and even the actual point spreads of these historic games.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-2 in the Super Bowl, with their last triumph coming in 2009.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-2, with their victory coming in one of the most visually pleasing games ever.

Super Bowl IX – Steelers vs Vikings

  • Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6
  • Tulane Stadium – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • January 12, 1975; Attendance: 80,997
  • Super Bowl 9 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -3

Projected as a low-scoring game because of Pittsburgh’s Steel Curtain and the Vikings’ Purple People Eaters defense.

Dwight White scored the first-ever Super Bowl points for Pittsburgh. He notched the first tally of the game, a safety.

Game MVP Franco Harris had a nine-yard touchdown run for the Steelers. This would be the first of four Super Bowl triumphs in the 1970s


Super Bowl X – Steelers vs Cowboys

  • Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
  • Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
  • January 18, 1976; Attendance: 80,187
  • Super Bowl 10 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -7

The game featured three unbelievable catches by game MVP Lynn Swann, all bombs.

 One was a grab between two defenders as he tight roped to stay in bounds.

The second was the famed Levitating Leap, in which he maintained concentration after the pass was tipped by a defender, and he came down with it.

The third was Pittsburgh’s final touchdown, a 64-yard catch putting Pittsburgh up 21-10,

Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw was knocked unconscious on the play and did not return.

The Steelers had to survive a last-second Hail Mary and end-zone tip to secure their second straight Super Bowl triumph.

A lasting image among Steelers faithful is Jack Lambert throwing Cliff Harris of the Cowboys down in the third quarter. Harris was taunting kicker Roy Gerela, who had just missed a field goal.


Super Bowl XIII – Steelers vs Cowboys

  • Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31
  • Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
  • January 21, 1979; Attendance: 79,484
  • Super Bowl 13 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -4

Known in Las Vegas as Black Sunday, when the books got muddled. The game opened at Pittsburgh -3.5 and Steelers bettors jumped on it.  The line expanded to Pittsburgh -4.5 and Dallas gamblers lit it up. The line came back to Pittsburgh -4. Bettors on both sides collected and the books were shellacked.

As for the game, Pittsburgh gained a 35-17 lead on two touchdowns by John Stallworth, one from Lynn Swann and Rocky Bleir, Dallas scored twice late to make the game look closer.

Swann had 124 yards and Stallworth 115. They became the first teammates to have 100 yards of receiving in the same Super Bowl.

Bradshaw threw for four touchdowns and was named MVP.


Super Bowl XIV – Steelers vs Rams

  • Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19
  • Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • January 20, 1980; Attendance: 103,985
  • Super Bowl 14 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -10.5

Again, showing they were a great fourth-quarter team, the Steelers overcame a 19-13 fourth-quarter deficit with two touchdowns. One was a 73-yard hookup between Terry Bradshaw and John Stallworth.

The finale was a one-yard touchdown run by Franco Harris with 1:49 remaining.

Bradshaw won a second straight game MVP award.

This cemented Pittsburgh’s status as the team of the 70’s. Although their subsequent slogan “One for the Thumb in ‘81”, the goal for a fifth Super Bowl ring, they had a remarkable decade.


Super Bowl XXX – Steelers vs Cowboys

  • Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17
  • Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ. 
  • January 28, 1996 Attendance 76,347
  • Betting Line: Dallas -13.5

The Steelers covered +13.5 and did come back from a 20-7 deficit to crawl within 20-17 on a Bam Morris touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

But a late pick-by-game MVP Larry Brown set up Dallas for a putaway score.

It was the first Super Bowl loss for the Steelers.


Super Bowl XL – Steelers vs Seahawks

  • Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10
  • Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
  • February 5, 2006; Attendance: 68,206
  • Super Bowl 40 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -4

Two Super Bowl milestones for Pittsburgh.

Running back Willie Parker exploded for a 75-yard scoring run, the longest in Super Bowl history.

Antwaan Randel El, who played quarterback while in college, later became the first wide receiver to throw a touchdown pass. After Willie Parker took a pitch from Ben Roethlisberger and handed it off, Randle El hit game MVP, Hines Ward, for the 43-yard putaway score.


Super Bowl XLIII – Steelers vs Cardinals

  • Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23
  • Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
  • February 1, 2009; Attendance: 70,774
  • Super Bowl 43 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -7

Take your pick of phenomenal plays.

Was it game MVP Santonio Holmes’ six-yard catch in the corner of the end zone for the eventual winning score?

Or was it the incredible 100-yard interception return by James Harrison on the final play of the first half? That boosted Pittsburgh’s lead from 10-7 to 17-7.

Steelers fans won’t mind the debate. What a choice.


Super Bowl XLV – Steelers vs Packers

  • Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25
  • Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Tx
  • Feb. 6, 2011. Attendance 103, 219
  • Super Bowl 45 Betting Line: Green Bay -3

The Steelers clawed back from a 21-3 deficit, pulling withing 28-25 on a Mike Wallace fourth-quarter touchdown.

Mason Crosby added a late field goal for Green Bay.

In a matchup of future Hall of Famers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was not intercepted but Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger was, twice. One went for a touchdown.


SUPER BOWL HISTORY: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

While their SB history may not be as impressive as the Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles have an impressive NFL history or their own. You be the judge.

Super Bowl XV – Eagles vs Raiders

  • Oakland Raiders 27, Eagles 10
  • Superdome, New Orleans, La.
  • Jan. 26, 1981. Attendance 76,135
  • Super Bowl 15 Betting Line: Eagles -3

Known for big plays and missed opportunities.

An interception by eventual game  Rod Martin set Oakland up for the first score.

Later, Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Rodney Parker but the score was nullified by an illegal motion penalty on wide receiver Harold Carmichael and the Eagles ended up being forced to punt.

Rather than being tied 7-7, the Eagles remained behind.

With the Eagles trailing 24-3 in the second half, Martin picked Jaworski again in Oakland territory.

Super Bowl XXXIX – Eagles vs Patriots

New England Patriots 24, EAGLES 21

Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.

Feb. 6, 2005. Attendance 78,125

Super Bowl 39 Betting Line: New England -7

One of the few Super Bowls tied at halftime, 14-14.

Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, and Terrell Owens kept the Birds in it, but they came up just short.

The game is noted for the deliberate nature of an Eagles drive that chewed up much of the fourth-quarter clock when they trailed 24-14. They got the score but failed with the ensuing onside kick.

Irony: the Patriots got a touchdown from Mike Vrabel, now the coach of the Tennessee Titans.

The Patriots became the last team to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

And they almost did it again the following year until…

Super Bowl LII – Eagles vs Patriots – You Want Philly Philly?

  • EAGLES 41, New England Patriots 33
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb. 4, 2018. Attendance 67,612
  • Betting Line: New England -4

The Eagles’ first Super Bowl title will be forever immortalized by the Philly Special.

Game MVP Nick Foles became the first quarterback to ever catch a Super Bowl touchdown. Cory Clement to Trey Burton to Foles slipping out of the backfield is one of the most iconic plays in Super Bowl history.

But there’s more.

The Eagles and Patriots set a Super Bowl record for combined yardage, 1,151, fewest punts (one), the most yards gained by a team (613) for New England) and most points scored by a losing team.

By standards of Philadelphia Eagles fans, it is about as perfect as a game can get.


Featured image credit: Rich Schultz – AP

BetMGM Goes Black & Gold With New Steelers Casino Games

Black & gold & GREEN. Pittsburgh Steelers casino games online in PA. Enjoy Blackjack & Roulette w/ unique offers for Steelers fans

Blackjack and roulette is turning black and gold. Pittsburgh Steelers casino games are at online casinos in Pennsylvania.

In a news release last week, BetMGM Casino announced the launch of two new games, Pittsburgh Steelers Blackjack and Roulette.

The PA online casino games build upon BetMGM Sportsbook’s partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which was first established in November 2020.

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The Steelers Blackjack game was developed in partnership with Entain.

It allows players to wager in up to five seats and includes two popular side bets: 21+3™ and Any Pair. It also features a ‘go live’ button, which takes the player directly into a live dealer version of the game.

In addition, the Steelers roulette game (developed in partnership with Evolution) features realistic ball animations, section bets, and a full results statistical interface.

When a player accesses the roulette game, they enter into a three-dimensional rendering of a suite at Heinz Field – the Steelers home stadium.

“For BetMGM, it has been a successful first year as a gaming partner of the Steelers,” said Oliver Bartlett, Director of Gaming at BetMGM. “As we take the next step together, BetMGM is thrilled to further foster its connection with one of the most passionate fan bases in professional sports through these additions to our market-leading portfolio of games.”

The BetMGM and Steelers partnership has already boosted both brands

Since becoming the first gaming partner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, BetMGM has worked to blend its own brand with the storied football franchise. The partnership has included sponsorship of the kickoff pregame show and broadcast programming, digital marketing assets, and in-stadium promotions and signage.

Last season, the partnership also included the ‘Decade of Black & Gold’ contest. That sweepstake rewarded one grand prize winner with two club-level season tickets and two VIP hospitality tent passes for the next decade.

BetMGM is the leading operator in the nation and No. 1 in PA iGaming

According to the news release, BetMGM Casino is currently the leading online casino operator in the United States, with an estimated 32% national market share in its four states of operation.

BetMGM also leads Pennsylvania in terms of iGaming market share (October 2021: 25%). But the company keeps pushing forward. The black and gold games are the latest proof.

Pittsburgh Steelers Roulette and Blackjack will first launch at BetMGM Casino and Borgata Casino.

“We’re proud to see the continued growth of our partnership with BetMGM.  It provides our fans with exciting opportunities throughout the year,” said Ryan Huzjak, Steelers Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Yesterday, Steelers fans were thrilled with a 20-19 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

And soon, those same fans will be able to find their favorite team and its iconic colors inside Pennsylvania’s leading online casino.

Roulette and blackjack are turning black and gold.

Week 11 Betting Angle & Analysis: Pittsburgh Steelers Fly To LA For An Important AFC Battle

The Pittsburg Steelers fly to Tinseltown to battle the Los Angelos Chargers in a match-up of two of the current three AFC wild card teams.

Two AFC playoff contenders meet on Sunday Night Football after disappointing showings in Week 10. The Pittsburgh Steelers fly to Tinseltown to battle the Los Angeles Chargers in a match-up of two of the current three AFC wild card teams.

The tie with the Detroit Lions put Pittsburgh at 5-3-1, fifth in the AFC, and a half-game back of Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. Los Angeles holds the final wild card as the seventh seed and is now a game behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the West with a 5-5 record.

Unlike some NFL action this week, the spread in this game is all over the board of every PA online sportsbook:

  • The Steelers will enter as underdogs on the road, available at +5, +5.5, and +6.
  • The total varies as well, from 46.5 to 47.5.

Steelers vs Chargers – Week 11 NFL Preview

  • ATS Records: Steelers 3-6, Chargers 5-4
  • Total Records for Overs: Steelers 2-6-1, Chargers 3-5-0

There’s a fairly obvious reason for the line favoring the Chargers: the unknown status of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. When he was ruled out Sunday against Detroit due to COVID-19, the line dropped 3.5 points on some sites. Mason Rudolph had a nice day with 242 yards in the 16-16 tie. However, there’s certainly something missing in confidence and execution without 7 under center. Pittsburgh didn’t help its cause with the only turnovers of the game (3), including the one that ended any chance of winning in overtime. 

Los Angeles had a chance to keep pace with the Chiefs but lost at home to the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota had over 36 minutes of ball control and 381 total yards in a 27-20 win where they led most of the way. They may be short a couple of big names, as Joey Bosa and Jerry Tillery entered COVID-19 protocol Tuesday. 

The Chargers will challenge the Steelers defense. Justin Herbert will look to bounce back from an off game. They have a dynamic weapon in Austin Ekeler out of the backfield. Their wide receivers are good. 

Steelers vs Chargers – Week 11 X-Factor

A key to a Steelers victory, with or without Big Ben (but especially without), will be feeding Najee Harris. He has done very well establishing himself as a three-down back in this league as a rookie.

Talented offenses like the Chargers do far less damage when on the bench. Los Angeles is prone to giving up yards on the ground. Handoffs on first and second down will not only slow the pass rush but also lessen the likelihood of a long throw needed on third down to prolong a drive, which has been a recent issue.

Looking Ahead: NFL Futures, As Of Week 11

When it comes to NFL Futures, Sports betting apps in PA usually differ from sportsbook to sportsbook.

Unibet Launches New Pittsburgh Steelers-Themed Games For Pennsylvania Casino

Unibet Online Casino has been on a bit of a roll in the state of Pennsylvania. They recently announced a partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers and its taken them no time to turn around and put that partnership to work. PA online casino players will be quite thrilled to learn that there has already been a new game launch, Unibet Steelers Blackjack live dealer game.

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Live dealer casino games are all the rage these days as they allow customers to bet online but get a feeling like they’re actually in a casino.

Games like Blackjack are played with a live dealer, who is usually sitting somewhere in the casino, but you get to play from the comfort of your own home. While you can see and interact with them, they can’t see you.

Unibet has added a new twist to this popular game to their online casino in Pennsylvania as they’re adding a Pittsburgh Steelers flavor to it. Now fans of the team will be able to play with the live dealer in a version that’s themed around their favorite team.

Unibet offers limited Holiday release

If you’re a big fan of holiday-themed games, you might want to head over to Unibet and play some of the new games and promos while they’re around. They’re only going to be available for a limited time.

Halloween Spooktacular is a promo that allows you to get a daily bonus match between $5 and $15 – assuming you bet $10 in total during the promotional period. That’s if you’re playing Blood Suckers I or II.

Also, you can get a bonus on Sundays when you play on the Philadelphia Eagles-themed Blackjack. If you play at least $25 worth in Blackjack, you’ll get a $10 free bet at Unibet sportsbook.

Did Colin Cowherd Win? A Winning Week 13 Plus Profit from Steelers Upset

Colin Cowherd ruffled some feathers in his Week 13 NFL Blazin’ 5 picks as he went three for five and cashed in on the Steelers’ upset at Fox Bet.

“I feel great about my picks … really like some underdogs,” Colin Cowherd said before giving out his Week 13 picks.

Maybe he had some good luck pizza.

“I’m in a good mood today. I ate an entire sausage pizza last night, and I’ve never been prouder of myself. I can still feel it. I was stuffed halfway through it but nope … forge ahead,” he said on Friday’s episode of “The Herd.”

Cowherd went 3-2, his best record since Week 10.

Cowherd continues to doubt the Steelers

Colin Cowherd continues to disrespect the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.

Before the season, Cowherd forecasted a 16-0 record for the Baltimore Ravens and a sub-.500 7-9 for the Steelers.

On Thursday, you can count Cowherd in the “Steelers are the worst 11-0 team ever” group.

But wait … there is more hate. On Friday’s “The Herd,” Cowherd made playoff predictions based on current standings. In the AFC Divisional round, Cowherd picked the Bills to upset the top-seeded Steelers.

“I think Buffalo does several things well. I’m not sure what the Steelers do well. Now they are banged up. They are talented, but what can they lean on outside of sacks?”

After Washington beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-17, Cowherd gloated about betting Washington +8.5 on the Fox Bet app and went on to list the teams who are better than the Steelers, which included the Patriots and New York Giants.

“You hurt my feelings. I don’t like my feelings hurt, Steelers nation.”

Colin Cowherd defends Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is getting battered on the field. He’s been sacked a league-high 46 times. His decision-making, practice habits and whether or not it’s time to move on to rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts are other hits that keep coming. Colin Cowherd defended the maligned Wentz.

Wentz was pulled early in the second half of the Packers game with the Eagles trailing 20-3. Jalen Hurts finished the game, and on Tuesday, Pederson named Hurts the starter.

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Week 13 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.

If Fox Bet Sportsbook users wager on Cowherd’s “Boom Bet” and it wins, they usually quadruple their winnings.

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Cleveland Browns (+5.5) vs. Tennessee Titans

Boom Bet: 4X your money if Nick Chubb rushes for 100+ yards and scores a TD.

Cowherd’s pick: Cleveland

Colin’s final score: Titans 28, Browns 26

Cowherd said:

“I like Tennessee, but we are going crazy because they smoked the Colts. Here’s why I like Cleveland: The Brown’s offense is the No. 1 rushing offense in the league, and Nick Chubb has had over 100 yards in five straight games. The Titans defense will make Baker comfortable. They are the worst third down defense in the league and have the 29th most sacks. The Browns are 8-0 when Baker has passer rating over 70. This is a good matchup for Cleveland.”

Actual final score: Browns 41, Titans 35

Did Colin win? Yes

Los Angeles Rams (-3)  vs. Arizona Cardinals

Colin’s pick: Rams

Colin’s final score: Rams 33, Cardinals 27

Cowherd said:

“Everybody is freaking out because the Rams lost to the Niners. It’s a bad matchup for Arizona. The Rams’ defense is top five in everything. The Rams are 6-0 against the Cardinals in the Sean McVay era. He’s got their number. Kyler Murray has played this defense twice and has struggled. Jalen Ramsey is the magic elixir for DeAndre Hopkins. Arizona is the most-penalized team in the league. Kyler Murray is hurt; they are not running the ball with him.”

Actual final score: Rams 38, Cardinals 28

Did Colin win? Yes

New England Patriots (-1) vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Colin’s pick: Patriots

Colin’s final score: Patriots 24, Chargers 20

Cowherd said:

“Bill Belichick is 20-5 against rookie quarterbacks, 7-0 in the last five years. Only Deshaun Watson has thrown for more than 300 yards against the Patriots defense this year. The Chargers defense gives up 28 a game. New England is limited, but they are a fumble away from going to overtime in Buffalo. They beat Arizona. This has been a very interesting team two out of three weeks. This is a coaching mismatch.”

Actual final score: Patriots 45, Chargers 0

Did Colin win? Yes

Philadelphia Eagles (+8.5) vs. Green Bay Packers

Colin’s pick: Eagles

Colin’s final score: Packers 27, Eagles 23

Cowherd said:

“I know this is kinda gross, but I’m going to take Philadelphia +8.5 here. I am. Say what you want. The Eagles have been ahead or within one possession in the fourth quarter every game this year. They gave Pittsburgh and Baltimore everything. They came back and covered against Seattle. I’m not talking about winning games, I’m talking about covering the spread. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a dog of 6+ points. Their defense has 36 sacks; only the Steelers have more. What do we know about the Packers? They don’t like to be uncomfortable. Philadelphia gets in your face and puts pressure on your quarterback. It’s going to be an ugly game.”

Actual final score: Packers 30, Eagles 16

Did Colin win? No

Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers (+1.5)

Colin’s pick: 49ers

Colin’s final score: 49ers 26, Bills 23

Cowherd said:

“The number has moved some. The Bills’ rushing defense is not great, and the Niners are getting healthier. You can run the football on Buffalo. Buffalo is traveling all the way west again. With Garoppolo, they threw for 230 ypg; with Nick Mullens, they throw for 270 ypg. The season is on the line for San Francisco. Buffalo is a playoff team, they have room.”

Actual final score: Bills 34, 49ers 24

Did Colin win? No

Blazin’ 5 Week 13 record: 3-2

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 30-32-2

Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 5-8

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

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Rick Osentoski

Did Colin Cowherd Win? Picks Fall Flat Again With Broncos Upset, Eagles Rally and Buccaneers Rout

The Pittsburgh Steelers and SF 49ers were the lone bright spots for Colin Cowherd in his Week Six Blazin’ 5 picks, and one was his Boom Bet at Fox Bet.

Colin Cowherd said it was a weekend of clarity in the NFL. What seems clear so far with his Blazin 5′ picks is that they are unreliable. He followed up an awful 1-4 Week Five with a subpar 2-3 Week Six.

“Coming off a crappy week, it’s time to get my act together,” Cowherd said before revealing his Week Six picks.

Maybe next time, Colin.

Hot takes from Colin Cowherd this week

Maybe Tom Brady wasn’t in the mood to shake Nick Foles’ hand. No big deal.

Carson Wentz and Travis Fulgham, you’ve been warned.

Justin Herbert is the next star quarterback in the NFL.

The Bills offense is so much fun.

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Week 6 NFL picks

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs on “The Herd” on Fridays 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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Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (-4)

BOOM BET: Steelers beat the Browns and Roethlisberger throws for 300 yards boosted from (+240) to +300.

Cowherd’s pick: Steelers

Colin’s final score: Steelers 28, Browns 21

Cowherd said:

“Baker Mayfield is not 100%, and that leads me to believe they will keep him out of the crosshairs and have a conservative game plan. Big Ben has owned the Browns. His career at home versus Cleveland, he’s 11-0 with a 103.5 passer rating. The Steelers lead the NFL with 20 sacks and 70 pressures. Their rush defense is great and will force Baker to play fast, and he doesn’t play well fast. “

Actual final score: Steelers 38, Browns 7

Did Colin win? Yes (but Roethlisberger did not throw for 300 yards). So the Boom Bet was a bust. 

Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots (-9.5)

Colin’s pick: Patriots

Colin’s final score: Patriots 32, Broncos 16

Cowherd said:

“Like New England, I love New England. Don’t fight it, young quarterbacks get annihilated by Belichick. Patrick Mahomes struggled with him. Drew Lock is not 100%, and he is going to struggle. Denver is awful at Foxboro. The Patriots average 39 points a game and are 5-0 since 2008, with a massive turnover differential. I love New England in a blowout.”

Actual final score: Broncos 18, Patriots 12

Did Colin win? No

Baltimore Ravens (-7.5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Colin’s pick: Ravens

Colin’s final score: Ravens 33, Eagles 23

Cowherd said:

“Baltimore is not as dynamic offensively as last year. But their defense has been great at creating turnovers (second in NFL). They are top 5 in sacks. Lane Johnson missed this week. The Eagles continue to struggle with help at o-line and wide receivers. The Ravens have won 13 games by 14 or more since the start of last season; don’t sell all your stock. The Eagles are feisty but remain turnover plagued on offense. John Harbaugh wants to get this offense back. If he leads, he will pile it on.”

Actual final score: Ravens 30, Eagles 28

Did Colin win? No

Green Bay Packers (-1) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Colin’s pick: Packers

Colin’s final score: Packers 27, Buccaneers 24

Cowherd said:

“I know a lot of wise guys like the Buccaneers, but I’ll take Green Bay. The Packers do multiple things, but one thing very well. You can’t get to Aaron Rodgers, and they get to your quarterback. He will be the more comfortable quarterback. The Packers are the most explosive offense yards per play in the league. Davante Adams is back. I still think this is an offense in Tampa that is growing, with Godwin and Evans still not 100%.”

Actual final score: Buccaneers 38, Packers 10

Did Colin win? No

Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers (+3.5)

Colin’s pick: 49ers

Colin’s final score: 49ers 26, Rams 24

Cowherd said:

“What do I always say? Bet a well-coached team that was humiliated the week before. This division is the best in football. This is the season for the Niners. If they don’t win this weekend, they are in an uphill battle for a wild card spot. Their defense is still playing good football despite what you saw last week. They are top 5 in total YPG and pass TD allowed. They still run the football well, they are still well-coached, they still play really good defense. The Rams are a good football team, but the urgency here is on the Niners. It’s the game of the season and they have to win. I’m calling an upset.”

Actual final score: 49ers 24, Rams 16

Did Colin win? Yes

Blazin’ 5 Week 6 record: 2-3

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 12-17-1

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

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

Lead image via TheHerd Twitter page.