It is conference championship weekend in the NFL, and what a great one it is set to be. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, and Patrick Mahomes are the four quarterbacks remaining for the Bucs, Packers, Bills, and Chiefs, respectively. As you may know, Colin Cowherd is big on picking quarterbacks when he bets on the NFL, and he has done so each and every week during the NFL season this year with his “Blazin’ 5” segment.
Each and every week on his podcast, Cowherd provides analysis and then selects five games against the spread. Of course with just two games this weekend, we will only get two picks maximum. Let’s take a look at who he likes this weekend. The NFL regular season is over, and there are only four teams remaining. During his weekly “Blazin’ 5” segment this season, Cowherd’s record was just under .500 at 40-41-2. To start the NFL playoffs, Cowherd went 1-3-1 in Wild Card Weekend and did not provide picks against the spread last week.
This weekend, there are just two games with the NFC Championship and AFC Championship taking place on Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look at who Colin Cowherd likes, with betting odds provided by FOX Bet Sportsbook.
Colin Cowherd’s NFL Picks This Week
"I think Green Bay should win it all. They are the best team in the league."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 22, 2021
With just three games left in the 2020-2021 NFL season, time is winding down to get Cowherd’s takes on each and every NFL playoff game. There are four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs, and only one will win the Super Bowl. This week on the Friday edition of “The Herd”, Cowherd gives his prediction on who will win each conference championship. As always, odds will be provided by FOX Bet Sportsbook. Here are Cowherd’s picks.
- Green Bay Packers (-3.5)
- Kansas City Chiefs (-3)
AFC & NFC Championship Picks – Cowherd Betting Picks and Analysis
Each and every Friday afternoon during the NFL season and playoffs, FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd picks his “Blazin’ 5” on his podcast. Of course with just two games this weekend in the AFC and NFC Championships, it will not be a full five picks. With that said, Cowherd makes his picks against the spread for each conference championship. Below we provide each game’s odds along with Cowherd’s prediction. Let’s take a look.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3.5) at Green Bay Packers (-3.5)
This is the battle of two surefire hall-of-fame quarterbacks, and two of the greatest of all time at the position. Cowherd loves picking games based on quarterbacks, so this is quite the selection from Cowherd. Based on the video above, there is no secret as to who Cowherd was favoring earlier in the week. His official pick on Friday afternoon was the Packers (-3.5).
- Cowherd says the Packers are the best team left.
- Packers had 188 yards rushing against the Rams, best in the Rodgers-era.
- Rodgers is very RARE, upside but only 11 total giveaways.
- The Packers are the #1 red zone touchdown offense, they do not waste opportunities.
- Packers are #1 in time of possession.
- This is the game that Cowherd wants to bet most on.
Cowherd’s Prediction: Green Bay Packers 33-26
Buffalo Bills (+3) at Kansas City Chiefs (-3)
The Bills and Chiefs is a battle between two high-flying offenses in the AFC, and the battle of two of the most (if not the most) talented quarterbacks in the NFL. That is of course, if Patrick Mahomes is able to play after being in the concussion protocol all week. Let’s take a look at who Cowherd likes for the AFC Championship and his stats for why.
- Chiefs are 26th in red zone offense since Week 12.
- Buffalo has done well in red zone defense.
- Buffalo has only averaged 64 yards rushing this season, passing as one-dimensional.
- Chiefs have the most combined playoff experience.
Cowherd’s Prediction: Kansas City 28-23
Diggs has 5 TDs in his last 4 games. Hill had 17 this season 🤩 pic.twitter.com/dmxw3YzGqp
— FOX Bet (@FOXBet) January 22, 2021
Cowherd’s NFL Blazin’ 5 Record was 40-41-2 for the 2020 Season
Last Friday, Cowherd did not provide any betting picks against the spread but did discuss his picks based on quarterbacks…
A look at Colin Cowherd’s picks (BASED ON QBs ONLY) for this weekend’s #NFL Divisional Round.
— Action Rush (@ActionRushBets) January 15, 2021
He absolutely nailed it. Cowherd went 4-0 by choosing just the quarterbacks, but of course these were not against the spread. This comes one week after a 1-3-1 Wild Card Round for Cowherd. We tracked each and every pick for Cowherd’s 2020-2021 regular season, and here’s a look at the record on a week-to-week basis along with his year-to-date record.
- Week 1: 2-3
- Week 2: 2-3
- Week 3: 4-1
- Week 4: 1-3-1
- Week 5: 1-4
- Week 6: 2-3
- Week 7: 3-2
- Week 8: 4-1
- Week 9: 1-4
- Week 10: 4-1
- Week 11: 1-4
- Week 12: 2-2-1
- Week 13: 3-2
- Week 14: 3-2
- Week 15: 4-1
- Week 16: 1-2
- Week 17: 2-3
- Wild Card Round: 1-3-1
- Divisional Round: No picks
Year-to-date record: 40-41-2 (then 1-3-1 in the playoffs)
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