Cowherd shared his predictions for the weekend in his “Blazin’ 5” section on Friday’s “The Herd.”
Listed here are Cowherd’s prime picks, accompanied by odds and win totals as offered by FOX Bet.
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Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Lions -2 (Lions win 28-24)
Colin’s ideas: They’ve gained 4 of their final 5 video games. Jared Goff is within the longest stretch of his profession with out an interception — 4 video games. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jamaal Williams … they’re enjoying nicely, and so they’re excellent at residence. The Vikings protection, in the meantime, has gone into the tank since Week 10. It is terrible all over the place. Kirk Cousins shouldn’t be the identical man on the highway. He is thrown seven TDs and 7 interceptions.
Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Steelers -2 (Steelers win 24-20)
Colin’s ideas: Coming off back-to-back wins for the primary time this season, the Steelers are 4-1 when T.J. Watt performs. They haven’t had a giveaway in a month … 4 video games. That is massive for Kenny Pickett. The Ravens are damaged offensively. You return to 2020 in video games the place Lamar [Jackson] does not play, they’re 1-5. He’s the sting they want. They’ve additionally turn out to be very turnover susceptible — 5 turnovers within the final three video games.
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Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Browns +5.5. (Bengals win 28-27)
Colin’s ideas: Kevin Stefanski is 5-0 towards Cincinnati. This group is working the soccer — back-to-back video games with 170-plus speeding yards and eight video games this yr with 170-plus speeding yards, which is probably the most within the NFL. Their offense this season, in relation to massive performs and speeding, is surprisingly good. Joe Burrow is 0-4 towards the Browns. It is a divisional recreation. Tee Higgins is harm. These divisional video games at all times really feel shut. I nonetheless assume Cincinnati wins, however I will take the factors in a divisional recreation with Cleveland.
Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Panthers +4.5 (Panthers win 24-23)
Colin’s ideas: The Panthers are coming off a bye and their protection is wholesome and enjoying nicely. They’ve held opponents to fifteen factors or fewer in three straight video games. In case you go since Week 10 and take a look at the Seahawks protection, it is dangerous and getting worse. Carolina’s is nice and getting higher. The Seahawks have misplaced two of three and had been fortunate to beat the Rams. Kenneth Walker is out, and DeeJay Dallas, his backup, is harm. They won’t be able to regulate the road of scrimmage, and so they’ll want Geno Smith to throw with out a run recreation.
Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Cardinals +2.5 (Cardinals win 27-20)
Colin’s ideas: Coming off a bye, Kyler Murray is getting more healthy. DeAndre Hopkins and Hollywood Brown will play in simply their second recreation collectively. By the way in which, the Patriots offense was restricted, and it has been a BB gun since Week 7. They’re 0-6 this yr when the opponent scores 20-plus factors. The Patriots offense since Week 7 is averaging 4.9 yards per play. Since Week 7, they’ve seven touchdowns. That is it! Mac Jones within the final 5 video games has been sacked 20 occasions. So, they do not have weapons on the surface. The offensive line has regressed. Mac Jones has misplaced confidence. Arizona is at residence. I will take Arizona. This New England group shouldn’t be good. Possibly they want Baker Mayfield.
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