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Blazing Five: Colin Cowherd Gives His 5 Best NFL Bets For Week 16 (Dec. 24)

Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 16


2022 Blazin' 5 record: 44-37-4

2023 Blazin' 5 record: 36-28-6

Week 1: 0-5

Week 2: 0-4-1

Week 3: 2-1-2

Week: 4-1

Week 5: 5-0

Week 6: 2-3

Week 7: 3-2

Week 8: 2-1-2

Week 9: 2-3

Week 10: 2-2-1

Week 11: 4-1

Week 12: Colin did not make any official picks during the week of Thanksgiving.

Week 13: 3-2

Week 14: 3-2

Week 15: 4-1

Seahawks at Titans (SPREAD: SEA -3) [Sunday 1:00 pm ET]

"I'm going to take the Titans +3. Seattle is on a short week after an emotional game. They're over-valued because they were outplayed [vs. Philadelphia], let's be honest about it. Seattle has lost five straight road games, and the last road win for the Seahawks came against the Giants on October 2nd. They have scored more than 20 points in one of their last five games. That game last week was fun, but I'm talking about a Titans defense that shut down Miami. Ryan Tannehill or Will Levis may play. The number one red zone defense in the league is Tennessee, they make you kick field goals. Seattle on a short week, defensive coach, could be a backup quarterback... This is one of my favs, Titans win it, I'll take the points, Mike Vrabel is a great underdog coach, 27-24 Tennessee."

Colin's prediction: Titans 27, Seahawks 24.

Colin's pick: Tennessee +3

Cardinals at Bears (SPREAD: CHI -4.5) [Sunday, 4:05pm ET]

“I liked the Bears initially but I'm going to take Arizona +4.5. The numbers are interesting. The Cardinals this season, once they got Kyler Murray, all the offensive numbers: yards per play, yard per game -- everything in ticking up substantially. This is now a top five red zone offensive with Kyler Murray. The Bears have the worst red zone defense in the league. Three times this year the Bears have led by 10 or more points in the fourth quarter and collapsed -- that's NFL history. Even when the Bears outplay you, they can't hold onto it. I'm not giving up 4.5 points to a very dynamic offense against a Bears defense that collapses late. I'm gonna take the upset, Cardinals win, maybe get outplayed, but they'll cover and win late, 24-23."

Colin's prediction: Cardinals 24, Bears 23.

Colin's pick: Arizona +4.5

Cowboys at Dolphins (SPREAD: MIA -1.5) [Sunday, 4:05pm ET]

"I like Dallas +1.5. They're 9-5 against the spread and are going to reinforce their physicality. Miami's o-line is weak and Dallas' pass rush is excellent. The Cowboys following a loss this year have been sensational, 35-12 is their average win after a loss. Their offensive line is number three according to PFF, they should control the line of scrimmage. Let's be honest, the Miami Dolphins have lost seven straight games to teams with winning records. SHOW ME THE MONEY! BEAT SOMEBODY WHO IS GOOD! Dallas is ticked off. If Tyron Smith plays, Bradley Chubb is not getting pressure on Dak. 31-27, I think Dallas will establish itself, Miami scores a garbage touchdown late, take the Cowboys to win the game."
Colin's prediction: Cowboys 31, Dolphins 27.

Colin's pick: Dallas +1.5

Jaguars at Buccaneers (SPREAD: TB -3) [Sunday, 4:05pm ET]

“I'm going to take the Bucs and Baker -3, CJ Beathard probably starts for Jacksonville. Jacksonville is reeling WITH Trevor Lawrence, they're a bit of a mess right now. The story here is Tampa. This is an emotional team because their quarterback is an emotional player. Baker's last three games he's on fire -- 8 TDs, 1 pick, passer rating of 108. They do not turn the ball over. Baker can be hot or cold but they're bottom 5 in the league in giving the ball away. The Bucs are also 7-1 at home as a favorite. This is a team who is a bit of a front-runner. Baker is always better with a lead and feeling himself, but they ARE feeling themselves. I think Tampa covers the spread, I'll take them to win 28-20."

Colin's prediction: Bucs 28, Jaguars 20.

Colin's pick: Tampa Bay -3

Ravens at 49ers (SPREAD: SF -5.5) [Monday, 8:15pm ET]

“Niners are going to win but I'm taking the points at 5.5. Harbaugh is a great underdog coach, Lamar is unbeatable against the NFC, and the Niners are banged up. Baltimore has six wins against teams with winning records. The Ravens are really good in this spot, especially when you doubt them. Their defense this year is first or second in virtually everything. Yes, the Niners are 13-1 their last 14 home games, but they've got cluster injuries on the defensive front. That is the area that you don't want cluster injuries against the Baltimore Ravens. My guess is the 49ers are going to win the Super Bowl, but this is a weird week. Baltimore feels completely disrespected and the Niners are beloved by everybody. Niners win but that's just too many points to give John Harbaugh, Lamar Jackson and the best defense in the league in a big 'prove yourself' game. Take the points, 28-24, San Francisco wins."

Colin's prediction: 49ers 28, Ravens 24.

Colin's pick: Baltimore +5.5

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