Last Updated on May 8, 2020
FoxSports’ Colin Cowherd has turned into quite the handicapper, for better or for worse. In what is called the “Blazing 5” segment on “The Herd”, Cowherd breaks down his favorite five games and makes five picks each week of the NFL season.
After starting out hot, Cowherd’s picks have been ice cold of late. Entering Week 11, his record was 26-23-1.
Last week, Cowherd’s Blazing 5:
Houston Texans +4 @ Baltimore Ravens – LOSS
Denver Broncos +10.5 @ Minnesota Vikings – WIN
New York Jets +2 @ Washington Redskins – WIN
Arizona Cardinals +10 @ San Francisco 49ers – PUSH
Kansas City Chiefs @ Los Angeles Chargers +4 – LOSS
Cowherd went 2-2-1 last week, and is dangerously close to .500. Cowherd and bettors did receive a bad break with the Cardinals +10, as the Niners scored on a broken, last-second play. With that being said, the Texans +4 pick was a poor result, as the Ravens crushed the Texans 41-7.
Cowherd Blazing 5 Record For 2019-2020 NFL Season
NFL Week 12 Colin Cowherd Blazing 5 Picks
Cowherd’s five NFL picks for this week are:
- Broncos @ Bills – DEN +3.5
- Giants @ Bears – NYG +6.5
- Raiders @ Jets – OAK -3
- Seahawks @ Eagles – SEA -1.5
- Cowboys @ Patriots – DAL +6.5
Cowherd likes FIVE road teams this week. Almost unheard of, but his Blazin’ 5 has all road teams. Broncos in Buffalo, Giants in Chicago, Raiders in New York, Seahawks in Philly, and Dallas in New England.
Cowherd also picks the Cowboys to easily cover against the 2020 Super Bowl odds favored Patriots. Interesting.
Cowherd Blazin’ 5 Pick by Pick Analysis
Broncos @ Bills – DEN +3.5
Cowherd loves the Broncos in Week 12, as he starts his Blazin’ 5 with Denver. The Broncos are a much better football team of late, and he loves their defensive line against Buffalo.
Giants @ Bears – NYG +6.5
It’s fun to pick against Mitch Trubisky (if he starts), but Cowherd notes that Daniel Jones has played quite well, but the Giants are a bad team so no one recognizes it. Cowherd likes getting nearly a touchdown against “the worst offense in football”.
Raiders @ Jets – OAK -3
Cowherd is right about this game in terms of analysis, saying the Raiders have a massive advantage on the offensive line. The one thing he did say was Sam Darnold being under pressure, which would echo the Raiders’ performance last week with Maxx Crosby getting four sacks.
Seahawks @ Eagles – SEA -1.5
Colin really likes the fact that the Seahawks added Josh Gordon and Jadeveon Clowney, but the real story here is simple. Lane Johnson is likely out, which puts an old and worn down Jason Peters and Andre Dillard at right tackle, and Dillard has expressed a vast worry about moving from LT to RT. Also, Russell Wilson may be the NFL MVP.
Cowboys @ Patriots – DAL +6.5
Colin notes just how many points the Cowboys are getting in New England. This is a potential Super Bowl preview, but the Cowboys will need to improve their consistency to get there. The Patriots get their left tackle back, which helps.
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