Week 7 Not Lucky For Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 As He is Burned By Eagles, Panthers and 49ers Picks

Colin Cowherd Week 7 Blazin’ 5 picks ATS using betting lines from the Fox Bet app. He says Eagles will upset the Raiders on the road.

Before making his NFL Week 7 picks, Colin Cowherd admitted on The Herd that he was struggling with his Blazin’ 5 picks.

“I’ve not gotten off to a great start. I’ve been doing this for 20 years and I hit about 57% which is what pro betters make. Last year with COVID, I struggled. This year I stink. I don’t know what the reason is. I’m doing a lot of voodoo at home.”

Despite being less confident he still said he “loved” the Philadelphia Eagles to pull an upset on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Eagles lost 33-22 and Derek Carr had the second-highest completion percentage in NFL history.

Through seven weeks, Cowherd has yet to post a plus .500 record.

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Colin Cowherd’s 2021 Week 7 NFL picks

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Cincinnati Bengals (+6.5) vs. Baltimore Ravens

Colin’s pick: Bengals

Colin’s final score: Ravens 30, Bengals 27

Cowherd said:

“Analytics matter, especially on defense. The Bengals defense gives up 18 ppg, that’s fifth-best in the league. Analytically, they are a top 3-to-4 run defense.We know they can score. Joe Burrow is top six and completion percentage, passer rating. Ja’Marr Chase is a home run. Four of the Ravens last six games have been decided by one possession. Three of their last five wins have come on the last drive of the game. The Ravens have played three straight, highly emotional games. My daughter is going to be at this game.”

Actual final score: Bengals 41, Ravens 17

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Carolina Panthers (-2.5) vs. New York Giants

Colin’s pick: Panthers

Colin’s final score: Panthers 26, Giants 20

Cowherd said:

“The Panthers defense is excellent. It forces you three-and-out 38% of the time, the highest in the league. They are also 2nd on third down percentage. The Giants are physically a disaster. Saquan Barkely, Kenny Golloday, Sterling Shepard….probably all out. The Giants are also worse at home. This is going to be an ugly, low-scoring game but I trust Carolina to win by more than three.

Actual final score: Giants 25, Panthers 3

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Philadelphia Eagles (+3) vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Colin’s pick: Eagles

Colin’s final score: Eagles 24, Raiders 23

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love it…I love the Eagles +3. Their offense is average three yards before contact…what does that mean – good 0-line They average 5.2 yards-per-carry…what does that mean…good o-line and they get Lane Johnson, their best offensive lineman back. Jalen Hurts has 3.1 seconds to throw per-pass. I love the Eagles healthy o-line dominating time-of-possession against the Raiders defense front. The Eagles defense is not terrible. It has played pretty well and has good corners. The Raiders defense is a mess.”

Actual final score: Raiders 33, Eagles 22

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-12.5)

Colin’s pick: Buccaneers

Colin’s final score: Buccaneers 33, Bears 17

Cowherd said:

“I hate big numbers but for Chicago to win they have to run the ball. They have a terrible o-line and you can’t run on Tampa. Justin Fields is last in everything passing. He’s been sacked 16 times in his last four starts. There is a reason the line is big.”

Actual final score: Buccaneers 38, Bears 3

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Indianapolis Colts vs. San Francisco 49ers (-4)

Colin’s pick: 49ers

Colin’s final score: 49ers 30, Colts 23

Cowherd said:

“The line has moved in our favor. The Niners offense coaches are great off a bye. They are the only team with a losing record who have outgained their opponent. This is a good team who can’t get the quarterback healthy and now he is healthy. Garropollo since 2017 is 24-10. Now the Colts are banged up and their defense is giving up six yards a play..”

Actual final score: Colts 30, 49ers 18

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Cowherd’s Week 7 Blazin’ 5 record: 2-3

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 13-18-1

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NFL Week 6 Blazin’ 5 Picks: Where Colin Was Really Wrong

Colin Cowherd Week 6 Blazin’ 5 picks ATS using betting lines from the Fox Bet app. He says Steelers are obvious choice to cover.

Maybe he should call it the “room temperature 5” instead of the Blazin’ 5. Through six weeks, Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 has yet to have a winning record.

Week 6 was his worst yet, as he finished an awful 1-4.

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Cowherd on Jalen Hurts

After making his Week 6 picks against the spread, Cowherd interviewed former Philadelphia Eagle Seth Joyner. Cowherd, who “isn’t quite ready to bail on Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts quite yet” asked Joyner for his insights.

On Hurts Joyner said:

“I like the kid but I think he’s at a disadvantage because his head coach is making him just pass the ball. They ran the ball one time in the first half. How do you ask him to line up in shotgun 95% of the time and just throw without using Miles Sanders to his benefit.”

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Colin Cowherd’s 2021 Week 6 NFL picks

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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens (-2.5)

Colin’s pick: Ravens

Colin’s final score: Ravens 32, Chargers 27

Cowherd said:

“One of my stronger plays of the week. Lamar Jackson is explosive and his passing has been Top Five in key categories – yards, completions, big pass plays. He leads the NFL with 1800 total yards. It will come down to running. The Chargers defense is not great and they are atrocious against the run. The Ravens are one of the more explosive run teams. I think they dominate dominate time-of-possession.”

Did Colin Cowherd win?: Yes

Actual final score: Ravens 34, Chargers 6

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions (+3.5)

Colin’s pick: Lions

Colin’s final score: Lions 26, Bengals 23

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love it. These are the hard luck kids. They are playing their butts off and losing close. The Lions are the first team in NFL history to lose multiple games on field goals over 50+ as time expired. Their defense is getting people off the field on third down. Cincinnati has 85 first downs, the fourth-fewest in the league. They are not good enough to give up 3.5-half points on the road against anybody. And I like Joe Burrow. But in eight road starts he has one win.” 

Did Colin Cowherd win?: No

Actual final score: Bengals 34, Lions 11

Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns (-3.5)

Colin’s pick: Browns

Colin’s final score: Browns 33, Cardinals 26

Cowherd said:

“Nick Chubb is out but I don’t think it affects the line because Kareem Hunt is the best backup running back in the league. Cleveland is one of three teams that has outgained every team they’ve played. They just don’t close well. Their rushing offense is No. 1 in everything. Their defense is getting better. This comes down to the matchup. Arizona struggles against the run. Kyler Murray is going to be watching Baker Mayfield. Big time-of-possession edge to Cleveland takes away opportunities for big plays.”

Did Colin Cowherd win?: No

Actual final score: Cardinals 37, Browns 14

Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots (+3.5)

Colin’s pick: Patriots

Colin’s final score: Cowboys 26, Patriots 24

Cowherd said:

“You may wait on this, there may be more Cowboy money coming in and it may more to 4. Dallas doesn’t have much of a pass rush. We have enough on Mac Jones to know he is efficient without facing a pass rush. People are throwing on Dallas 70% of the time. They have the second-worst pass defense.”

Did Colin Cowherd win?: No

Actual final score: Cowboys 35, Patriots 29

Pittsburgh Steelers (-5.5) vs. Seattle Seahawks

Colin’s pick: Steelers

Colin’s final score: Steelers 28, Seahawks 20

Cowherd said:

“This feels obvious to me. The number was better earlier. Seattle has a backup quarterback, has to travel across the country, and try to score against an excellent defense. Geno Smith has not started since 2017. The Steelers have gone 36 straight games without allowing 30 or more points. The Seahawks defense ranks last in ypg. allowed, 30th for pass ypg. allowed, and 31st for rush ppg. allowed. Last week the Steelers found a running game and they have star receivers.”

Did Colin Cowherd win?: No

Actual final score: Steelers 23, Seahawks 20

Cowherd’s Week 6 Blazin’ 5 record: 1-4

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 11-15-1

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? Through 5 Weeks, Blazin’ 5 Picks Yet to Have Winning Record

Colin Cowherd Week 4 Blazin’ 5 picks includes an extra game for bettors. He likes the Panthers, Bengals, Bills, and Browns ATS.

Colin Cowherd added a bonus pick in again in Week 5 and went 3-3. Through the first five weeks of the NFL season, his Blazin’ 5 has yet to have a winning record.

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Colin Cowherd’s 2021 Week 5 NFL picks

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Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) vs. Seattle Seahawks

Colin’s pick: Rams

Colin’s final score: Rams 34, Seahawks 27

Cowherd said:

“The Rams under McVay are great after a loss (15-5). Seattle is not an efficient team. They have the lowest time-of-possession in the NFL and the fewest plays. You have a sputtering offense that can fool people because of the big plays from Russell Wilson. I think the Rams control the clock and quiet the crowd.”

Actual final score: Rams 26, Seahawks 17

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers (-3)

Colin’s pick: Panthers

Colin’s final score: Panthers 27, Eagles 20

Cowherd said:

“I like the number a lot. Sam Darnold didn’t play great against the Cowboys but he has been wildly  productive. Christian McCaffrey looks like he will play. The Panthers defense is the story. They have been excellent this year and I feel they will be embarrased by their perfomance last week. The Eagles have lost three straight and their defense is falling apart. Their defense has allowed 40+ in back-to-back games and the Eagles is o-line is missing four starters.”

Actual final score: Eagles 21, Panthers 18

Did Cowherd win? No

Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals (+3)

Colin’s pick: Dolphins

Colin’s final score: Bengals 28, Packers 27

Cowherd said:

“Upset alert. I’m betting Bengals moneyline. Joe Burrow has won back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Notice the protection. Sacked just once over the last two weeks. He’s really blossomed. All his numbers are exceptional. Ja’Marr Chase is another Bengal draft pick on the offensive side that has hit. The Bengals defenae is top ten in sacks. Green Bay’s Red Zone defense has been awful. Upset. Bengals biggest win in years.”

Actual final score: Packers 25, Bengals 22

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Miami Dolpins (+10) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Colin’s pick: Dophins

Colin’s final score: Buccaneers 24, Dolphins 20

Cowherd said:

“Tampa is not good enough. Gronk is out. Brady didn’t play well last week without him. Three of their top four cornerbacks are out. They are banged up on the back end. This defense is not playing well. Last in the league for pass ypg. allowed. Tied for last for pass TD allowed. They are not getting a pass rush. The Dolpins have 34 quarterback hits this year – second most in the league. Tampa wins but I think it’s ugly and played between the 20s.”

Actual final score: Buccaneers 45, Dolphins 17

Did Cowherd win? No

Cleveland Browns (+2.5) vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Colin’s pick: Browns

Colin’s final score: Browns 27, Chargers 26

Cowherd said:

“This is a value pick. Cleveland played very poorly on offense and now everyone doubts them. Chargers are overvalued. The stadium is going to be 50/50 Browns fans. The defense for the Browns is coming into its own. This game is simple – the Browns have the No. 1 rush offense in the league and the Chargers have the fourth-worst rushing defense. Cleveland will control the clock.”

Actual final score: Chargers 47, Browns 42

Did Cowherd win? No

Buffalo Bills (+3) vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Colin’s pick: Bills

Colin’s final score: Bills 36, Chiefs 28

Cowherd said:

“This could be a blowout. Kansas City has problems defensively. Sean McDermott, the defensive coordinator, the last two drafts have really tried to patch up their defensive front and it is working. Takeaways are first in the league. Passer rating defense first in the league. The Chiefs win against the Eagles last week…it was their first win by more than 6 points by Week 8 last year. They can’t stop anyone. They are allowing nearly 7 yards a play.”

Actual final score: Bills 38, Chiefs 20

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Cowherd’s Week 5 Blazin’ 5 record: 3-3

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 12-15

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The Juice Is Reduced At BetRivers In Pennsylvania For Select NFL Games

Tired of putting up $110 to make $100 in profit on the Eagles or Steelers games? Then these BetRivers NFL specials might be for you.

The standard -110 odds at PA sportsbooks are the standard because there are some variances to them. There are some BetRivers NFL specials with that exact premise.

BetRivers Sportsbook in Pennsylvania has reduced the odds on some NFL wagers to -107. While that difference may not seem like much at first glance, it can actually be significant.

How these BetRivers NFL specials work

Each week, BetRivers in PA will select some markets for this reduced vig. Like any other marketing push from a sportsbook, it’s to entice bettors to make a bet that the book wants them to make.BetRivers reduced juice sports betting specials

Thus, you can assume the sportsbook feels pretty confident about the line these odds are attached to. For example, the sportsbook currently has the Green Bay Packers -3 against the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday reduced to -107.

BetRivers probably feels pretty good about that line and fully expects Green Bay to beat the Bengals by at least four points. Does that make this a sucker bet? Not in the least.

This marketing push is also about getting new customers to sign up for BetRivers. Those new customers are worth more than the 3% “discount” that the sportsbook is offering.

That math is important to understand the value in this deal for bettors, though. Simply put, it means you can wager less to get the same payout if you’re successful.

Shop around for the best odds at PA sportsbooks

To realize the value of these deals, the important elements are handicapping and line shopping. For your handicapping, you should forget about these reduced-vig odds entirely.

Instead, pick your spots based on what the data and news tell you are the best bets to make on a given NFL game day. Then, once you’ve identified the moneylines, props, spreads, and totals you feel most confident about, it’s time to shop.

Survey all the PA sportsbooks you’re registered with and see which has the best odds on the bets you want to make. That may or may not be BetRivers. If you find a match with these reduced juice odds, then great.

That means you’ll only have to risk $107 (instead of $110) to profit $100 on a winning wager. With that extra three dollars, you can get the guacamole on your burrito.

Reduced vig makes a big difference over time

The reduced vig only really makes a difference if you win. The sportsbook keeping $107 or $110 of your bankroll because you made a losing bet is pretty negligible if you’re betting three figures.

Of course, if you’re wagering smaller amounts, this translates, too. To profit $50, for instance, you’d only need to stake $53.50 instead of $55. On larger wagers and over time, you can see how this reduced vig can add up to a big difference.

This difference isn’t enough to make bets you don’t feel good about. At the same time, there’s little reason to stake more than you have to in order to get the same profit. BetRivers gives you options toward that end here.

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? He Adds a Bonus Pick Turning Blazin’ 5 to “Sizzlin’ 6”

Colin Cowherd Week 4 Blazin’ 5 picks includes an extra game for bettors. He likes the Chargers to cover in a high-scoring game.

Colin Cowherd found out that even puppy love hurts. In Week 3, he was in love with underdogs. But it was an unrequited love and he had another losing week (2-3).

For Week 4, he refrained from using his “like it, I love it” cliche to express his adulation. Instead he took a more measured approach. He even added a bonus pick so maybe he can finally hit .500.

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Colin Cowherd’s 2021 Week 4 NFL picks

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Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas Cowboys (-4.5)

Colin’s pick: Cowboys

Colin’s final score: Cowboys 27, Panthers 20

Cowherd said:

“I’m on the opposite side of the wise guys. They (the Cowboys) are a Tom Brady game-winning drive away from being perfect. They outplayed the Buccaneers. The Cowboys are +5 in turnover differential – the best in the league. Dak Prescott’s last six home starts – 117 passer rating. Sam Darnold has been two quarterbacks this year. When it’s on script with Matt Rhule he’s great. In the second half he is literally half the quarterback and his completion percentage and his passer rating plummets.”

Actual final score: Cowboys 36, Panthers 28

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Indianapolis Colts vs. Miami Dolphins (-2)

Colin’s pick: Dolphins

Colin’s final score: Dolphins 27, Colts 23

Cowherd said:

“Jacoby Brisset is better than Tua. They are going to win this game. Carson Wentz,  last seven starts he’s 0-7 and he’s completed 57% of his throws. The Colts are falling apart. You can run the ball on their defense. They are struggling everywhere with health, accuracy, and stopping the run.”

Actual final score: Colts 27, Dolphins 17

Did Cowherd win? No

Cleveland Browns vs. Minnesota Vikings (+2.5)

Colin’s pick:Vikings

Colin’s final score: Vikings 27, Browns 26

Cowherd said:

“The Vikings should be 3-0. They are an underdog at home getting 2.5. This is not an indictment on Cleveland but they are injured. Their defense isn’t right yet. I know everybody likes to roll their eyes at Kirk Cousins, but when is the last bad game he’s had? He’s had 17 consecutive games with a 90+ passer rating. They are at home where he is always better. I’m not sure the line is right and until I’m sure Cleveland has their defense right against a legitimate offense, I’ll take the VIkings.”

Actual final score: Browns 14, Vikings 7

Did Cowherd win? No

New York Giants (+7) vs. New Orleans Saints

Colin’s pick: Giants

Colin’s final score: Giants 27, Saints 26

Cowherd said:

“One of my favorite bets of the weekend. Daniel Jones is no longer throwing the ball over. One interception in his last nine games. How is the Saints offense giving up seven or eight points? They can’t move the ball. They are almost last or next-to-last in yards, passing, and yards-per-play. Jameis Winston has the fewest passing yards of any quarterback who has started three games. I get a touchdown with a Giants team that under Joe Judge that his blown out one time.”

Actual final score: Giants 27, Saints 21

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos (+1)

Colin’s pick:Broncos

Colin’s final score: Broncos 27, Ravens 24

Cowherd said:

“Possibly a blowout. I think the Broncos might blow out Baltimore. The Ravens are struggling on third down. Lamar has five turnovers this year. Not healthy. Denver’s defense is on fire. They are first in points-per-game allowed and opponents passer rating. They are second in yards-per-game allowed. Teddy Bridgewater is making plays. They are banged up at wide reciever but they are deep enough at skill positions I think they put up some big points. I don’t love what I’m seeing with Baltimore right now.”

Actual final score: Ravens 23, Broncos 7

Did Cowherd win? No

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers (-3.5)

Colin’s pick: Chargers 

Cowherd said:

“The hook number’s 3.5. The wise guys probably like the Raiders. This is going to be a wild, high scoring game. Since Week 2 last year, Justin Herbert leads the league in completions, he is tied for second for 300-yard games and is third for most pass yards. The Chargers are 6-1 in their last 7.”

Week 4 record: 2-3

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 6-9

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? Bit By Underdogs In Another Losing Week

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. He was in love with underdogs in Week 3 and even called for the Philadelphia Eagles to upset the Dallas Cowboys. It turned out Cowherd got bit by the dogs en route to another losing week.

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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

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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.”

Actual final score: Bills 43, Washington 21

Did Colin win: No

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.”

Actual final score: Saints 28, Patriots 13

Did Colin win: No

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”

Actual final score: Bengals 24, Steelers 10

Did Colin win: Yes

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.”

Actual final score: Raiders 31, Dolphins 28

Did Colin win: Yes

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.”

Actual final score: Cowboys 41, Eagles 21

Did Colin win? No 

Week 3 record: 2-3

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 6-9

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? Week 2 Picks Steelers, Eagles and Chargers Zap Blazin’ 5

NFL Week 2 Blazin’ 5 by Colin Cowherd picks include the Eagles and Steelers. Hurts will be too mobile for the 49ers to handle.

It’s been a subpar start to the 2021 NFL season for Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5. In Week 2, his record mirrored Week 1, as he went 2-3.

Despite ripping both teams in his season-long predictions, Cowherd picked the Philadelphia Eagles (+3) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5) to cover. The Eagles lost 17-11 and the Steelers were upset by the Raiders.

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What Cowherd said about the Steelers after Week 1

Cowherd after the Steelers 23-16 win over the Bills:

“The Steelers think I am always picking on them. Pittsburgh is so good in the defensive front seven. They will completely disrupt you. Big Ben averaged 5.9 per attempt. He is not accurate or efficient. He looked old. They can’t run the ball. What are they going to look like in Week 17? I don’t see the traits. It’s going to win them 8 or 9 games.”

What Cowherd said about the Steelers after Week 1

Cowherd tweeted:

“Can’t believe I’m saying this but …. The Eagles have look so good today. Buttoned up. Sharp. I need to sleep on this. My world has been turned upside down.”

Colin Cowherd’s 2021 Week 2 NFL picks

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Before he started giving out his predictions for Week 2, he doled out this betting advice:

“My belief in betting is to take points, especially if you have a confident quarterback. Fan’s belief is to take favorites. This week was a weird week. If you looked at the initial lines, I liked almost every favorite. I almost never take all favorites.”

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New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers (-3.5)

Colin’s pick: Panthers

Colin’s final score: Panthers 28, Saints 23

Cowherd said:

“This is the Saints second straight road game. They are living out of hotels. The Matt Rhule effect, since the start of last year Carolina has had the fewest three-and-outs in the NFL with Bridgewater and Darnold. This is a really well-coached offensive team. They run it and don’t let you run it.”

Actual final score Panthers 26, Saints 7

Did Colin win? Yes

Los Angeles Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts (+3.5)

Colin’s pick: Colts

Colin’s final score: Colts 27, Rams 26

Cowherd said:

“You know my rule, well-coached good teams that play like crap always bounce back. Colts were awful last week. Jonathan Taylor has topped 100 yards from scrimmage in five of his last seven games. How do you beat the Rams? You take the Ball out of Sean McVeigh’s hands. This offensive line was pushed around last week and rebound. The Colts have lost eight straight Week 1 games. They’ve won Week 2 in each of the last three seasons.”

Actual final score: Rams 27, Colts 24

Did Colin win? Yes

San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (+3)

Colin’s pick: Eagles

Colin’s final score: Eagles 24, 49ers 23

Cowherd said:

“This is an interesting game, you know I was down on Philadelphia. But Philadelphia is at home for the opener. Mobile quarterbacks have given the Niners trouble through the years. Jalen Hurts moves around. The Eagles defense against the high-powered Falcons totally shut them down. They couldn’t move the chains with a veteran quarterback, star tight end, star wide receiver and good o-line. Philadelphia was 3-for-3 in the Red Zone. The line play for the Eagles was the secret sauce last week. The Niners lost their best cornerback for the year and it looks like the Eagles have a couple stars at wide receiver. Upset.”

Actual final score 49ers 17, Eagles 11

Did Colin win? No

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5)

Colin’s pick: Steelers

Colin’s final score: Steelers 30, Raiders 23

Cowherd said:

“You know I don’t like big numbers but like it…I love it. Short week for the Raiders and they have to travel across the country. The defense in Week 1 was relentless against an offensive line that’s as least as good or better than the Raiders. No quarterback in the league struggles more under pressure than Derek Carr and Matt Ryan. Carr was 1-9 with a pick. The relentless Steelers defense will own the Raiders. This is my favorite bet of the week.”

Actual final score Raiders 26, Steelers 17

Did Colin win? No

Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers (-3.5)

Colin’s pick: Chargers

Colin’s final score: Chargers 33, Dallas 27

Cowherd said:

“The sharps like the Cowboys. Yes, Dallas will probably be the home team. Dallas has multiple injuries up front. In the backend of the secondary, multiple injuries. They didn’t sack Brady and they only got two hits on him. Justin Herbert against a better defensive front was unbelievable on third down. With more time to throw and a worse secondary…I like the Chargers. The Chargers are on a 5-game winning streak. The Cowboys are 0-17 since 2019 scoring less than 30 points.I don’t think they are going to have the ball enough.”

Actual final score Cowboys 20, Chargers 17

Did Colin win? No

Blazin’ 5 Week 2 record: 2-3

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

2021 NFL Week 2 lines

Are you following or fading Colin Cowherd?  Updated NFL Week 2 lines at PA sports betting apps below:

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Some Pennsylvania Sportsbooks Offer Same-Game Parlays

Same-game parlays provide opportunities to diversify your bets at Pennsylvania sportsbooks this NFL season. Which apps have them available?

Pennsylvania sportsbooks are always on the leading edge of what they can offer to customers within the confines of regulations and laws in the state. This NFL season, that means more opportunities to create same-game parlays than ever.

By extension, the result of that is myriad more ways to diversify your plays on Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers games than ever. It’s important to note which PA sports betting apps give you these options, and which are most rewarding in doing so.

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What are same-game parlays?

The name pretty much explains it all. These are parlay wagers where all the legs of the bet are contained in the same sporting event. Traditional parlays involve at least two separate sporting events.

For example, suppose you wanted to bet on all of the following items for Sunday’s San Francisco 49ers at Eagles game.

  • Jalen Hurts to record a passing touchdown
  • Eagles over 13.5 points in the first half
  • Will there be a safety in the game? No

You could wager on all of those events individually. You might not get a very good return on them, however. Alternatively, you could combine all those bets as legs into one parlay wager. That could greatly improve your payout should the contest play out the way you want.

At the same time, your trade-off for that improved payout is higher risk. If Hurts doesn’t throw for a TD in the game, for example, it won’t matter if you guessed right on the other two items. The sportsbook would still grade your bet as a loss.

While these wagers function the same at the PA sportsbooks that offer them, there are some nuances in how to place them between apps. That includes some who offer incentives to try out the bet type.

One-game parlays at BetMGM PA Sportsbook

If you browse the Week 2 NFL lines on the BetMGM Sportsbook app, you’ll see orange text that reads “One-Game Parlay.” This is your invitation to craft your wager using your legs of choice. All you need to do is tap on the game you want to bet, then tap on the One-Game Parlay tab.

Within that tab, the options for inclusion in your parlay will appear. This will include a variety of the moneyline for the game, props, spreads, and totals. As you add legs and depending on which legs you add, your quoted odds will go up and down.

As soon as you are satisfied, decide how much you want to bet. Then finalize your wager. BetMGM is also currently offering NFL One-Game Parlay Insurance for its users. Place a parlay of at least four legs from any single NFL game. If you hit on all but one of your legs, BetMGM will give you the lesser of $25 or the value of your wager back in site credit.

BetMGM isn’t the only app offering easy navigation and a bonus for NFL same-game parlays, though. Make sure to compare the odds on your wager from multiple sports betting apps, like the next one on this list.

DraftKings’ new same-game parlay feature

DraftKings PA Sportsbook rolled this out just in time for football season and is making sure its customers are aware of the option. Again, navigate to the NFL weekly lines then tap on the game of your choice, perhaps the Las Vegas Raiders at Steelers. You’ll see an “SGP” icon on your screen. That’s your gateway.

Again, add however many and whichever legs from the game you like. Once you’ve gotten to the numbers you want, finish the bet and watch to see if you will cash out or if you’ve essentially just paid for the price of admission.

While DraftKings does have a special promo for same-game parlays on another kind of football (men’s UEFA Champions League soccer matches), there’s no deal especially for NFL bettors who place a same-game parlay right now. If you get better odds on your bet with DraftKings than on other apps, though, this might still be the way to go.

The next sportsbook on the list is offering a special for NFL same-game parlays. It doesn’t come with as much of a guarantee as BetMGM’s promo, though. There is less risk involved, however.

FanDuel loves parlays on NFL games

If it means a big return on a small wager, why would apps like FanDuel Sportsbook want to incentivize you to place parlays? It’s pretty simple math. For every one of these wagers that produces a big payout on a $5 bet, there are hundreds if not thousands of similar wagers that didn’t hit.

In the long run, FanDuel is going to win in the overwhelming majority of these bets. Does that mean they are sucker bets? Actually, no. If you are confident that every leg of your bet will hit based on your handicapping, why not get a better payout?

If you want to try out FanDuel’s same-game parlay feature for Thursday night’s New York Giants at Washington Football Team contest, navigate your app to that game, and then you’ll see a Same-Game Parlay tab. Create your bet, set your wager, and hope for the best.

Before doing so, though, you might want to check out FanDuel’s NFL Risk-Free Same-Game Parlay promo. This deal works very similarly to BetMGM’s. After opting into the promotion, place your parlay bet with real money with final odds of +400 or greater. Your wager only has to have three legs at minimum to qualify here.

If your bet loses, FanDuel will credit your account equal to the amount of your bet up to $10. That applies no matter how many legs fail. So, in theory, you could place a $10 same-game parlay, whiff on the entire thing, and get every “dollar” back.

It’s important to note that site credit isn’t real money you can withdraw, though. You’ll have to wager that credit to withdraw it and it expires seven days after issuance. The final app on the list here is the newest addition when it comes to PA operators with this option.

Penn National-Genius Sports deal clears way for same-gamers

Earlier this year, Genius Sports made waves in the sports betting industry by acquiring the coveted license to distribute official NFL data. In the US, access to that data is a must for any serious sportsbook contender. On Sept. 9, Penn National secured that access.

With the new data in hand, Penn’s Barstool Sportsbook has rolled out a new Parlay+ feature. In that tab on the app, you can opt to combine multiple legs from the same game and/or add in legs from other events, too.

As long as you’re sticking to your bankroll and placing wagers your research says are winners, same-game parlays are a fun way to enjoy NFL games even more. Because of the promos, now might be the best time to try out this bet type at PA sportsbooks.

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? A Subpar Start for Blazin’ 5 As He is Bit by Lions Pick

Colin Cowherd returns with his Blazin’ 5 and “Boom Bet” boost at Fox Bet Sportsbook PA for the 2021 NFL season. Here’s his Week 1 picks.

Let’s blaze it up again. Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 returns for the 2021 NFL season. It will be the third year PAOC has tracked Cowherd’s NFL picks.

  • 2020 Blazin’ 5 record: 38-38-2
  • 2019 Blazin’ 5 record: 42-41-3

Cowherd’s season-long predictions called for the Philadelphia Eagles to finish 3-14 and the Pittsburgh Steelers to be below average. Before Cowherd revealed his Week 1 picks, he basically made excuses for 2020.

“I feel better about Week 1 today then I did at Week 1 a year ago. If you bet football last year it was a throwaway year. It was a ridiculous year where no one had information. Sometimes you were better off taking favorites which is which is what gamblers never do. I was mostly lousy last year. I got a preseason this year so I can see what I am getting.”

Colin Cowherd’s 2021 Week 1 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.  We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.

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Pittsburgh Steelers (+6.5) vs. Buffalo Bills

Colin’s pick: Steelers

Colin’s final score: Bills 27, Steelers 24

Cowherd said:

“At the beginning of last year the Steelers were healthy. They are healthy now. They led the NFL in QB hits they led in most sacks and allowed the fewest sacks. The Bills’ offensive line is just okay. The Bills defense is third-worst in the Red Zone. The Steelers offensive line is in transition. The Bills haven’t shown an ability so far to take advantage of that because the d-line is their weakness. Proud organizations who get humiliated at the end of the year like Pittsburgh did come back focused with a vengeance. I think this is a potential upset. I have the Bills winning on a late field goal.”

Actual final score: Steelers 23, Bills 16

Did Colin win? Yes

New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers (-4.5)

Colin’s pick: Panthers

Colin’s final score: Panthers 27, Jets 20

Cowherd said:

“I’ve shifted on this because of new information. The Jets strength is their denfensive front and they’ve had multiple injuries the past few weeks. This Jets offense…Zach Wilson’s NFL debut, he’s inheriting a mess. Christian McCaffrey is healthy and only three teams in the NFL including Carolina had three receivers with over 1,000 yards. Carolina’s o-line isn’t great but I don’t think the Jets banged up team can expose it.”

Actual final score: Panthers 19, Jets 14

Did Colin win? Yes

San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions (+7.5)

Colin’s pick: Lions

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

Cowherd said:

“Upset alert. Can we stop saying Jared Goff is terrible. In the history of No. 1 picks, he has the second-highest passer rating ever behind Peyton Manning. He also has D’Andre Swift, they have a star running back. All this kid (Goff) has heard for the past six months is how terrible he his. Many believe the Lions’ strengths are their d-line and their o-line. He’s got a star running back and some stuff to work with. Bad teams don’t know they are bad in the first week. What is Dan Campbell going to do? Jimmy Garoppolo lost confidence more than once in the preseason. He’s not the same Super Bowl Garoppolo. Upset alert. Detroit will give them everything they can handle.”

Actual final score: 49ers 41, Lions 33

Did Colin win? No

“I don’t know what I was thinking with the Lions. I got too cute. That’s the last time I will be taking the Lions this year,” Cowherd tweeted at halftime when the Lions were down 31-10.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Washington Football Team (-.5)

Colin’s pick: Washington

Colin’s final score: Washington 27, Chargers 20

Cowherd said:

“This will be the best defensive front Justin Herbert has ever faced. Washington is completely stacked up front. Chase Young as a rookie had 7.5 sacks and ten tackles for losses and is only getting better. A rebuilt Chargers o-line could be good, do I think it will be in Week 1? Western teams who travel east for an early game is never easy. They have a new coach. First year NFL coached in Week 1 are a combined 1-12-1 over the last three years. Tough opener for the Chargers.”

Actual final score: Chargers 20, Washington 16

Did Colin win? No

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs (-5.5)

Colin’s pick: Chiefs

Colin’s final score: Chiefs 44, Brows 26

Cowherd said:

“It was 6.5 so I feel I kind of got a break with this line. Kansas City has the best September coach in the NFL. The Chiefs have won 6 straight openers. In September, Mahomes has thrown 32 TDs and no picks. The Browns are interesting. When they figured out Stefanski’s culture they were good at the end of the year but they were the only team with a winning record with a minus point differential (-11). This is not a good spot for them starting at Arrowhead against a team that was humiliated in the Super Bowl.”

Actual final score: Chiefs 33, Browns 29

Did Colin win? No

Colin Cowherd 2021 Blazin’ 5 record: 2-3

2021 NFL Week 1 lines

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Colin Cowherd’s 2021 NFL Predictions: He Hates the Eagles and Says the Steelers are Over

Colin Cowherd makes predictions for the 2021 NFL season for team records, playoffs, wish list and why he hates the Eagles and Steelers.

Before he gets the Blazin’ 5 fires burning, Colin Cowherd makes season-long predictions. Last year, Cowherd picked the Philadelphia Eagles to win the NFC East (they didn’t). This year, his expectations are flipped. Cowherd expects the Eagles to finish 3-14 which would put them tied with the Houston Texans for the worst record in the NFL. Ouch.

He doesn’t expect much out of the Pittsburgh Steelers, either, as he sees an 8-9 record and no playoffs.

“When legendary quarterback go into their last year, and I think this could be Ben’s last year, it generally doesn’t end well,” said Cowherd. “I feel like the Steelers have wasted so many years. There were opportunities in the AFC. The years of Pittsburgh winning that division and championships are over.”

Is Colin Cowherd a sports betting svengali or is he about as accurate as a $5 fortune teller on the Atlantic City boardwalk? Last year, he was below-average, correctly picking three of eight of the division champs and two of the six wild card teams. Some of his other forecasts fell flat especially when he predicted the Ravens to go undefeated, the Steelers to go 7-9, and the Eagles to win the NFC.

Here are his bold predictions for the 2021 NFL season.

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Colin Cowherd’s AFC Predictions

Cowherd’s thoughts on team records and final standings. Also followed by favorite to win the division at BetMGM pa sportsbook.

AFC East

  1. Buffalo Bills 12-5
  2. New England Patriots 11-6
  3. Miami Dolphins 10-7
  4. New York Jets 5-12

Favorite at BetMGM: Bills -150

AFC North

  1. Cleveland Browns 11-6
  2. Baltimore Ravens 10-7
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers 8-9
  4. Cincinnati Bengals 6-11

Favorite: Ravens +115

AFC South

  1. Indianapolis Colts 10-7
  2. Tennessee Titans 8-9
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-13
  4. Houston Texans 3-14

Favorite: Titans -110

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs 12-5
  2. Los Angeles Chargers 10-7
  3. Denver Broncos 8-9
  4. Las Vegas Raider 7-10

Favorite: Chiefs -275

Cowherd’s hot takes on the AFC

“Moving the Patriots from 10 to 12 wins.”

“I do not think Carson Wentz plays 17 games. I think he plays 13 or 14 and I worry about him and Eric Fisher at left tackle.  They had a weird camp with weird vaccination stories. They are my best team in this division but I have my doubts about Wentz staying healthy.”

“You bet big when you want to win big. I generally play $10 bucks a hand but I know I’m not coming out of there buying a Bentley. The Dolphins are reportedly the front runners for Desean Watson….they are telling you that Tua is a $10 bet at the blackjack table. They don’t think they can win big with Tua.”

“Zach Wilson will finish in last place and struggle. He’s in the toughest situation.”

AFC Playoff predictions

  • Chiefs
  • Bills
  • Browns
  • Colts
  • Patriots (Wild Card)
  • Ravens (Wild Card)
  • Chargers (Wild Card)

Colin Cowherd’s NFC Predictions

NFC East

  1. Washington Football Team 10-7
  2. Dallas Cowboys 9-8
  3. New York Giants 7-10
  4. Philadelphia Eagles 3-14

Favorite: Cowboys +135

NFC North

  1. Green Bay Packers 10-7
  2. Minnesota Vikings 9-8
  3. Chicago Bears 7-10
  4. Detroit Lions 4-13

Favorite: Packers -165

NFC South

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-4
  2. Atlanta Falcons 9-8
  3. New Orleans Saints 8-9
  4. Carolina Panthers 8-9

Favorite: Buccaneers -200

NFC West

  1. Seattle Seahawks 12-5
  2. Los Angeles Rams 11-6
  3. San Francisco 49ers 9-8
  4. Arizona Cardinals 8-9

Favorite: Rams +190

Playoff predictions

  • Buccaneers
  • Seahawks
  • Packers
  • Washington
  • Rams
  • 49ers
  • Cowboys

Cowherd’s hot takes on the NFC

  • “Everybody has a team they like more than the gambling community. I like Washington. Four first rounders on the front line. It’s a weaker division. Of course I worry about Fitzpatrick but there is something called a trading deadline.”
  • “Here’s what Vegas thinks of Matt Stafford.…Vegas has the Lions over/under at 5. Not a half game better with Jared Goff. The Rams won ten games last year with Goff. The Rams over/under with Stafford is 10.5. Vegas does not buy Matt Stafford as a savior.
  • “I can’t get past the Giants offensive line. It’s bad. I think the Giants offensive line unravels an otherwise pretty darn good roster.”
  • Jimmy Garoppolo has lost his confidence: “I think the game is in his head right now and I don’t know if it’s solvable. It wasn’t for Carson Wentz until he went to Indianapolis.

Colin Cowherd’s 2021 NFL Wish List

Love him, and you hope that Colin gets everything on his list like Veruca Salt. Hate him, and you’re waiting for the oompa loompas to have a number prepared when each one fails. Colin Cowherd put out his Wish List for the things he wants to see happen this season.

1. Sam Darnold to flourish. 

“No QB in the league has played with fewer Pro Bowlers than Sam Darnold. I root for young people who got a series of dysfunctional bad breaks entering the league.”

2. Justin Fields to succeed in Chicago

“It’s a great sports city and they’ve never had a quarterback who has thrown for 4,000 yards.”

3. Joe Burrow to stay healthy

“Like Darnold, I’ve never seen a young QB take a beating like Burrow. If you aren’t rooting for Burrow you don’t have a heart. This kid got crushed last year and then he had an awful injury.”

4. Eagles to implode

“I’m rooting for the Eagles to absolutely implode. I don’t like meddling bosses. Doug Pederson arguably out coached Belichick in the Super Bowl…they leak stuff, and treat him like garbage. After games on Monday the owner would reportedly come in and tell him what plays to run. A brutal situation. Carson Wentz…they leaked he was a bad guy. Every source I have said they never heard that. I believe Pederson is a good coach and Wentz is a good quarterback. Jalen Hurts found out last year when they pulled him late in the season. I root against meddling dysfunctional organizations and the Eagles are a mess.”

5. Packers to make the playoffs

“It’s good for Fox and my company. But I want to see them go on a little bit of a losing streak in November. It is great theater.”

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