Last Updated on September 13, 2020

Cowherd NFL picks this week

 

With a new NFL season beginning, that means we will be hearing (and seeing) a lot more of Colin Cowherd. Last year on ActionRush, we covered his picks each and every week and plan to do the same on Friday afternoons with his “Blazing 5” picks. Hate him or love him, Colin Cowherd’s “Blazing 5” include a plethora of stats and picks from one of the more popular entertainers in the sports media industry. As Colin Cowherd’s podcast and shows are heard on Fox Sports properties, all odds mentioned on his shows are from FOX Bet Sportsbook. Let’s dive into Cowherd’s picks for Week 1.

 

 

Colin Cowherd Week 1 NFL Picks

Colin Cowherd‘s Week 1 “Blazing 5” picks are posted, being released on his “The Herd” show and on twitter at 1 PM EST on Friday, two days before the first Sunday of the 2020 NFL season. Here are Cowherd’s picks:

  • Baltimore Ravens (-7) vs. Cleveland Browns
  • New York Jets (+6.5) at Buffalo Bills
  • Atlanta Falcons +2.5 vs. Seattle Seahawks
  • Las Vegas Raiders at Carolina Panthers (+3)
  • Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams (+3) – LA Rams could be +30 point dogs on FanDuel

 

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Week 1 Blazing Five Picks and Analysis

Baltimore Ravens (-7) vs. Cleveland Browns

Cowherd is a big fan of the Ravens, and he is willing to take the touchdown spread to take advantage of the new coach in Cleveland. He mentioned taking the Ravens “big” 33-20. This is the lone favorite that Cowherd likes in Week 1, as his next four picks are all underdogs.

New York Jets (+6.5) at Buffalo Bills

Cowherd loves taking underdogs, but he mentions taking 6.5 points as he “gets the better quarterback”. Cowherd is a fan of the Jets, despite losing Jamal Adams and does not like the Bills to cover such a large number. He thinks the Bills may still win, but the Jets are covering 6.5 points, in his opinion.

Atlanta Falcons +2.5 vs. Seattle Seahawks

“Like it, I love it. This is my pick of the weekend”. Matt Ryan is 5-2 16 TD and four INT against Pete Carroll defenses, so Cowherd wants to take advantage of the previous trends. With the Atlanta Falcons playing well at home, combined with the fact that Cowherd does not like the Seattle offensive or defensive line. He picks the Falcons to win straight up, 24-23.

Las Vegas Raiders at Carolina Panthers (+3)

Cowherd loves Teddy Bridgewater in this game, as he is “top five in winning percentage” as a starting quarterback. He mentions that the Raiders are a bad football team, and despite a new coach and new pieces, Cowherd likes the Panthers as they are getting points. Cowherd is all-in on Christian McCaffrey and the new coaching staff in Week 1, and has the Panthers winning 28-27.

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams (+3)

“I think the Rams are a better team, and they are getting points”. This is yet another upset pick from Cowherd, and he cites some Week 1 stats for Sean McVay. Cowherd is a big fan of the Rams’ offensive weapons from Cam Akers, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Tyler Higbee, Van Jefferson and more. Cowherd picks the Los Angeles Rams to win 28-27 over the Cowboys, winning outright with the same prediction as the Raiders and Panthers.

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2019 Blazing 5 Record

 

 

For the 2019 season, Cowherd was just over .500 at 42-41-3 for the regular season. Here were his records as a whole:

In 2019, Colin Cowherd started off very hot with a terrific record through the first few weeks of the season. Will he start off hot for the 2020 NFL season? Time will tell. Be sure to place your “Blazing 5” picks at FOX Bet Sportsbook.

Action Rush Staff