Colin Cowherd called Week 11 a “speed trap” and that was about the only thing he got right. His Blazin’ 5 picks went an abysmal 1-4.
Let’s hope he didn’t burn his turkey as bad as his picks burned him.
Cowherd’s overall record after 11 weeks is 25-29-1.
He’s ready to hop back on the road of respectability and at picking Blazin’ 5 winners 53% of the time.
Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Week 12 NFL picks
Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on The Herd at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills (-6)
Cowherd’s pick: Bills
Colin’s final score: Bills 31, Chargers 23
“This game I would usually take the Chargers because they play close games. But I’m going Buffalo. What are the Chargers playing for? I know Buffalo is playing for a home game and a division title. The Bills are off a bye and have won 3 of four. The Bills have lost 3 games – Titans, Chiefs and Cardinals. The Bills defense is the issue. They are getting better.”
New York Giants (-5.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Colin’s pick: Giants
Colin’s final score: Giants 28, Bengals 9
“Like the Giants, I love the Giants. Coming off a bye, I don’t think the market has caught up with the Giants yet. They are 4-0 ATS since Week 7. They’ve scored 20+ points in six straight games. Their quarterback, Daniel Jones, has back-to-back games without a turnover and back-to-back road games with a 90+ passer rating. Yes, they miss Saquon Barkley. Yes, they need a high-end receiver. But the market hasn’t caught up to them. This is a really good football team and they’re going to win this division. They’ll face Ryan Finley, he has three career starts, and his passer rating is 62.1. Giants dominate.”
Tennessee Titans (+4) vs. Indianapolis Colts
Colin’s pick: Titans
Colin’s final score: Titans 27, Colts 23
“I love Tennessee. The Colts are a good team and they just beat a very popular team in Green Bay. So now their line is overvalued. Tennessee getting +4 at Indy is the play here. First of all, the Titans are a good road team. They’ve won 6 out of their last 7 road games in the regular season. They’re also a really smartly coached team.
The Titans have 5 giveaways this year. It’s the fewest in the NFL. It’s very New England with Vrabel. They don’t give you the ball. Here are two things that always travel well – good coaching and running games. Derrick Henry has 7 straight road games with 100+ yards rushing. So I get a great road team, I get a great running team, I get a well-coached team, and I think the Colts are a little overvalued because they beat a wildly popular Green Bay team last week.”
Chicago Bears (+9.5) vs. Green Bay Packers
Colin’s pick: Bears
Colin’s final score: “Packers probably win by a touchdown.”
“Listen, their offense is pathetic so it’s not my favorite pick of the week but here’s the thing I know about the Bears – they’ve only allowed 12 passing touchdowns all year and only the Rams have allowed fewer. Their defense is the best in the league on third down and their defense has not allowed a single quarterback to throw for over 300 yards this year. But here’s what worries me about Green Bay and I do think they’ll win this game. They have the worst red zone defense in the league. Do you know that Aaron Jones has rushed for just 50 yards a game since Week 3? I don’t like what I see out of the Packers’ lines right now – offensively or defensively. I think they’re very Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams dependent. This number for a division rivalry game is huge.”
Seattle Seahawks (-6) vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Colin’s pick: Seahawks
Colin’s final score: Seahawks 32, Eagles 22
Seattle -6 is the play here. First of all, Seattle has extra prep time playing on a Thursday and now they don’t have to play until a Monday. Here is the story of the game though. We all lament Seattle’s pass rush but since Carlos Dunlap joined the team from the Bengals and Jamal Adams returned from injury since Week 9, the Seahawks defense is tied for the NFL lead in sacks. Uh, oh, they solved their dilemma. Keep an eye out on LJ Collier. First round pick from two years ago. Played his best game of the year against Arizona.
Seattle may have solved their big hole – pass rush. What will that also do? Solve their second biggest issue – their secondary. I think Seattle is the team with the most to grow at this point in the season. By the way, Carson Wentz is 0-4 against Seattle, playing like crap, and I think they’ll feel a lot of pressure at home in the Monday Night game to play well. Seattle under Pete Carroll has been a great East Coast road team. Take out the Buffalo loss and they’ve won 10 straight.”
Blazin’ 5 Week 11 record: 1-4
Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 25-29-1
Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.
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