Packers, Raiders headline Colin’s ‘Blazin’ 5’ for Week 15

Week 15 of the NFL season brings us a full slate of video games, together with three on Saturday. Which means Colin Cowherd has some picks to make.

On Friday’s “The Herd,” he shared who he likes this weekend in his “Blazin’ 5,” which features a pair of highway groups upsetting groups with profitable information. 

Listed below are Cowherd’s high picks, accompanied by odds and win totals as offered by FOX Wager.

Blazin’ 5: Raiders beat Josh McDaniels’ previous crew, Titans and Colts win as underdogs

Colin Cowherd thinks just a few groups with profitable information will fall groups which might be both underdogs or dropping groups this weekend.

Indianapolis Colts (+3.5) @ Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. ET (Saturday), NFL Community

Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Colts +3.5, (Colts win 24-23)

Colin’s ideas: “[The Colts] are coming off a bye and they were humiliated in their last game. Love teams that have been embarrassed. They had a lot of time to think about that. The Vikings’ defense is a mess. The Colts have been in a lot of close games — season, pride are on the line. The Vikings’ defense is the worst in the league. It’s the worst pass defense in the league. It’s the worst total defense in franchise history. It’s just too many points. They play in too many close games.”

Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears (+9) 1 p.m. ET, FOX

Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Bears +9 (Eagles win 30-24)

Colin’s ideas: “[The Bears] are coming off a bye and all four of their home losses this year have been under nine points. Justin Fields since Week 6 has had 60 yards rushing and a touchdown each game. In fact, since Week 6, he’s been pretty decent. We’ve seen growth. I think this is a good coaching staff, and that always helps off a bye.

“The Eagles are within the second sport of a three-game highway journey. Cowboys are developing and so they’re coming off a dominating win. It is a traditional, pure letdown spot.”

New England Patriots @ Las Vegas Raiders 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX

Cowherd’s pick, score prediction: Raiders -1.5 (Raiders win 28-23)

Colin’s thoughts: “Hunter Renfrow comes again. This can be a massive sport for Derek Carr and Josh McDaniels. He is quarterbacking and he is teaching for his or her careers. The Raiders are coming off further relaxation. They’ve outgained every of their final 4 opponents. Do you know solely the Eagles have turned it over fewer occasions? They do not beat themselves. They only have sure limitations. 

“Josh Jacobs leads the NFL in rushing yards. Davante Adams is a beast. Hunter Renfrow returns. The Patriots, who have lost two of three, are 0-6 when they allow 20 or more points. Josh McDaniels, I think knowing this defense, can have some success. The Patriots’ offense since Week 7 has been pathetic. They have one touchdown drive of 10-plus plays this year, the fewest in the league. They’re also all beat up. DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, and Arizona had a backup.” 

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Tennessee Titans (+3) @ Los Angeles Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Titans +3 (Titans win 24-23)

Colin’s ideas: “[The Titans] are actually a very good road team — 4-3 on the year. Ryan Tannehill’s last eight games are a lot better than Tua [Tagovailoa] against this defense. [Joey] Bosa’s gone. Derwin James is out. In Ryan Tannehill’s last eight games, he has a passer rating over 100. The Chargers don’t beat anybody big as a favorite. They’re a terrible favorite team, always better as a ‘dog. Their defense this year has been not good and Justin Herbert’s been sacked 18 times in the last month, more than any quarterback in the league since Week 11. They’re just too overly reliant on Herbert. He’s had 45-plus passing attempts in three straight games. Don’t be fooled by this defense owning Tua. Ryan Tannehill’s playing good football.”

Los Angeles Rams @ Inexperienced Bay Packers (-7) 8:15 p.m. ET (Monday), ESPN/ABC

Cowherd’s decide, rating prediction: Packers -7 (Packers win 30-20)

Colin’s ideas: “[The Packers] have extra rest off a Week 14 bye. Aaron [Rodgers] has been great at home this year, folks — 12 touchdowns, a pick and a 104 passer rating. Where they’ve struggled is on the road. Where they’ve struggled is against physical teams. The Rams are neither. They [the Packers] have also had 100-plus rushing yards in five of their last six games, meaning Matt LaFleur finally figured it out. Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones — that’s your offense. Romeo Doubs is coming back. Christian Watson has emerged. 

“And the Rams are unhealthy. They had been getting beat. Baker Mayfield had an important final drive [against the Raiders] and deserves credit score. However this yr, he was finishing 58 p.c of his throws. The Rams are 1-4 on the highway. They do not have lots of their finest gamers.”

Raiders blow lead vs. Baker Mayfield & Rams in 4th quarter stunner

Raiders blow lead vs. Baker Mayfield & Rams in 4th quarter stunner

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