Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 1

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Colin Cowherd’s NFL ‘Blazin 5’ For Week (Video at Bottom of Page)

Rams at Panthers (SPREAD: LA -1.5)

“I’m taking Rams over Panthers 28-24. The Rams have great personnel and just beat people up last year. People talk about the Todd Gurley injury last year but it was the Cooper Kupp injury that slowed the offense down.“

Colin’s Pick: Los Angeles (-1.5)

Falcons at Vikings (SPREAD: Vikings -4)

"Matt Ryan is still a Top 10 quarterback and Kirk Cousins has not shown me I can trust him in these big games. The Falcons improved their offensive line in the draft and are healthy on defense after cluster injuries last season. I’m taking the points and Atlanta to win 27-26.”

Colin Pick: Atlanta (+4)

Colts at Chargers (SPREAD: Chargers -6.5)

“No Andrew Luck but I like the offensive line, like the infrastructure, like the coach, like the GM, and like their corners. Derwin James is out for the Chargers, their offensive line is the fourth worst in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus, Russell Okune won’t play, and they won’t have Melvin Gordon. I think the Colts win 28-27.”

Colin’s Pick: Indianapolis +6.5

Steelers at Patriots (SPREAD: Patriots -6)

“New England has not been a good September team and had a weird camp. I think they’re going to be disjointed offensively early in the season and I think this is going to be a very low scoring game. I like the number, but I’m going with an upset, Steelers 27, Patriots 23.

Colin’s Pick: Steelers +6

Texans at Saints (SPREAD: Saints -7)

“I think Houston has better players and is a better football team. They were better on the road last year, and has a dynamic quarterback who now has an elite left tackle. I think the Texans win it outright 24-20.”

Colin's Pick: Houston +7