New York Jets @ Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium, 8:20 PM, FOX/NFLN (Ravens -17.5, O/U: 43.5)

The Jets haven’t really looked that great all year. Darnold has had his moments (good but mostly bad) in his sophomore year. Robby Anderson has come on as of late but he’s the only one really producing that much for the team, with 100+ yards receiving the last 2 games and 3 touchdowns the last 4 games. Bell has been a bust to say the least.

The Ravens are on cloud 9 after their huge win last week over the Bills. Don’t look at the numbers of the game since it was ugly in offense. The Ravens punted 7 times which was nearly 1/3rd of all of their punts in the 13 weeks leading up to last week. Lamar Jackson has been amazing and a lot if the time, unstoppable. Mark Ingram has done well with the shared rushing duties as he had 887 yards and 9 TD’s. The defense is alive and well, led by Earl Thomas.

It’s hard to believe the line could be covered but if any team could do it, it would be the Ravens. Take the Ravens to cover in the over, Ravens 31-13.

NFL Week 14: Sunday Games Picks, Predictions & Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5

Baltimore Ravens @ Buffalo Bills, New Era Field, 1:00 PM (Bills +6.5, O/U: 44.5)

 The Bills have a pretty good defense and that stadium has forced the Patriots into close games.  Jackson is too dynamic, however.  Take the Ravens to cover in the under, Ravens 27-20.

Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1:00 PM (Falcons -3.5, O/U: 47.5)

 The Panthers dealt their team a coaching change before the end of the season and before they were officially eliminated from the playoffs, hopefully it changes the attitude of the team as well.  You don’t know which Falcons team you’ll get but they did spank the Panthers in their house a few weeks ago.  Take the Panthers to cover in the win, in the over, Panthers 27-24.

Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium, 1:00 PM (Browns -6.5, O/U: 42.5)

The Bengals are struggling so much that they threw Dalton back in under center.  The move seemed to have worked as they won their first game of the season handedly against the Jets.  The Browns couldn’t stop the Duck last week and for a defense that is supposed to be a top 10 defense on paper, they got embarrassed.  Take the Bengals to cover in the loss, in the under, Browns 20-14.

Denver Broncos @ Houston Texans, NRG Stadium, 1:00 PM (Texans -9.5, O/U: 43.5)

  The Broncos have been in almost all of their losses this year and without solid quarterback play.  Their defense has been the workhorse given that the offense sputters most of their drives.  Watson has been outstanding this year even while dealing with a cleat to the eye earlier this year.  Carlos Hyde is quietly having a career year while sharing the workload with Duke.  Hyde has never cracked the 1,000 yard mark and is poised to do so in 2019.  Take the Texans to cover in the over, Texans 31-20.

Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, 1:00 PM (Vikings -11.5, O/U: 44.5)

Take the Vikings to cover in the over, Vikings 31-17.

Indianapolis Colts @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium, 1:00 PM (Buccs -3.5, O/U: 47.5)

 Take the Buccs to cover in the over, Buccs 28-24.

Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets, MetLife Stadium, 1:00 PM (Jets -5.5, O/U: 46.5)

Take the Dolphins to cover in the win, in the under, Dolphins 24-20.

San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1:00 PM (Saints -1.5, O/U: 45.5)

 Take the 49ers to cover in the win, in the under, 49ers 23-20.

Washington Redskins @ Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, 1:00 PM (Packers -13.5, O/U: 42.5)

Take the Packers to cover in the over, Packers 31-17.

Los Angeles Chargers @ Jacksonville Jaguars, TIAA Bank Field, 4:05 PM (Jaguars +3.5, O/U: 42.5)

 Take the Jaguars to cover in the win, in the under, Jaguars 21-17.

Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, 4:25 PM (Patriots -3.5, O/U: 49.5)

 Take the Chiefs to cover in the win, in the over, Chiefs 27-24.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Arizona Cardinals, University of Phoenix Stadium, 4:25 PM (Cardinals +2.5, O/U: 43.5)

Take the Steelers to cover in the over, Steelers 27-24.

Tennessee Titans @ Oakland Raiders, Oakland Coliseum, 4:25 PM (Raiders +3.5, O/U: 47.5)

Take the Raiders to cover in the over, Raiders 27-24.

Seattle Seahawks @ Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 8:20 PM, NBC (Rams -1.5, O/U: 47.5)

Take the Seahawks to cover in the over, Seahawks 31-28.

Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5:

  • Baltimore @ Buffalo – Baltimore (-6)
  • Cincinnati @ Cleveland – Browns (-7.5)
  • Denver @ Houston – Houston (-8.5)
  • Kansas City @ New England – New England (-3.5)
  • Pittsburgh @ Arizona – Pittsburgh (-2.5)

NFL Week 14: Thursday Night Football Pick & Prediction

Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, 8:20 PM, FOX/NFLN (Bears +3.5, O/U: 43.5)

Late to post but if Dallas can’t beat the Bears by at least a touchdown, they don’t deserve to be in the running for the NFC East lead. The Bears are essentially going to miss the playoffs with the 49ers (10-2) and the Vikings (8-4) destined to gobble up the 2 wild card spots.

Take the Cowboys to cover in the under, Cowboys 23-13.

NFL Week 13: Monday Night Football Pick & Prediction

Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field, 8:15 PM, ESPN (Seahawks -2.5, O/U: 48.5)

The Vikings are on a tear since Cousins retrained himself on how to throw the ball. They are 6-1 in their last 7 games and Cousins is averaging 289 yards/game and 2.5 TD’s/game. With just 3 picks on the year, he’s only thrown 1 in that 7 game stretch (18/1 during the last 7 games). Dalvin Cook broke 1,000 in their last game and is now averaging 92.5 yards per game rushing with another 455 yards receiving (41 yards/game) for roughly 133 yards from scrimmage per game. Cook is still on the heels of McCaffrey in terms of scrimmage yards (1,472 to McCaffrey’s 1,811). The Vikes defense is still holding in the top 5 in many categories however they are middle of the road in sacks and turnovers created.

The Seahawks are starting to climb the ranks in turnovers but are still having trouble getting to the quarterback, but have improved a bit since bringing Clowney on board a few weeks ago. Russell Wilson is still playing top notch ball behind center and still has an amazing 24/3 TD to pick ratio. Carson was slowed last week after their bye week when they played in Philly. Carson had just 26 yards after averaging 85+ yards per game before the bye. Wilson will more than likely crack the 3,000 yard mark tonight as well as Lockett and Carson have really good chances at cracking the 1,000 yard mark (receiving & rushing) as well.

Take the Seahawks to cover in prime time at home, in the over, Seahawks 28-24.

NFL Week 13: Sunday Games Picks, Predictions & Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5

 

Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field, 1:00 PM (Steelers +2.5, O/U: 39.5)

The Browns are riding a three game winning streak and are back in the hunt for the division. Baker Mayfield, who’s play has been questionable all year long has thrown 7 TD’s and just 1 pick during the winning streak and OBJ finally snaps the 8 game TD drought last week. Steelers are banged up at the skills positions (Conner & Smith-Schuster are questionable). Hodges Will start after getting the team going last week after a poor start against a bad Bengals team. Even without Garrett, the Browns defense is solid and especially if Conner is listed as out. Take the Browns to cover in the over, Browns 24-20.

Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants, MetLife Stadium, 1:00 PM (Giants +6.5, O/U: 43.5)

The Packers come into this game losing 2 of the last 3 (both losses on the road) and really looked bad in LA and San Fran after ripping off 7 wins in their first 8 games. The 49ers defense looked alive and held Rodgers to 104 yards despite completing 20 passes. The third down parts of those games were not great for the Packers. Given that the Packers have been fine on the road versus bad teams, they should bounce back in New York. The Giants also had troubles on third down last week (1 for 12) against a struggling Bears team, and still, narrowly lost. Barkley has been having a hard time getting out of the gates in most games this year and the struggles have just continued throughout each week. Daniel Jones had an amazing game against the Jets before the teams bye week but came out flat last week on the road, post bye week. The Positives he can build off of, are that he went consecutive starts without throwing a pick for the first time in his career and in those last 2 games, he has 6 TD’s. Take the Packers to cover in the over, Packers 31-17.

New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals, Paul Brown Stadium, 1:00 PM (Bengals +3.5, O/U: 43.5)

Take the Jets to cover in the under, Jets 17-10.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium, 1:00 PM (Dolphins +10.5, O/U: 44.5)

Take the Eagles to cover in the under, Eagles 24-13.

San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium, 1:00 PM (Ravens -5.5, O/U: 45.5)

Take the Ravens to cover in the over, Ravens 27-21.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Jacksonville Jaguars, TIAA Bank Field, 1:00 PM (Jaguars +2.5, O/U: 47.5)

Take the Buccs to cover in the over, Buccs 27-23.

Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium, 1:00 PM (Colts -1.5, O/U: 41.5)

Take the Colts to cover in the over, Colts 24-20.

Washington Redskins @ Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium, 1:00 PM (Panthers -10.5, O/U: 39.5)

Take the Redskins to cover but in the loss, in the under, Panthers 21-14.

Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona Cardinals, University of Phoenix Stadium, 4:05 PM (Cardinals +3.5, O/U: 47.5)

Take the Cardinals to cover in the under, Cardinals 21-17.

Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium, 4:25 PM (Chiefs -11.5, O/U: 49.5)

Take the Raiders to cover in the loss, in the over, Chiefs 31-24.

Los Angeles Chargers @ Denver Broncos, Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 4:25 PM (Broncos +3.5, O/U: 38.5)

Take the Chargers to cover in the over, Chargers 24-20.

New England Patriots @ Houston Texans, NRG Stadium, 8:20 PM, NBC (Texans +3.5, O/U: 46.5)

Take the Patriots to cover in the under, Patriots 24-20.

Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5:

  • San Francisco at Baltimore – Baltimore (-5.5)
  • Washington at Carolina – Carolina (-9.5)
  • Oakland at Kansas City – Oakland (+9.5)
  • Philadelphia at Miami – Miami (+9.5)
  • LA Rams at Arizona – Arizona (+3)

NFL Week 13: Thanksgiving Games Picks, Predictions & Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions, Ford Field, 12:30 PM, FOX (Lions +5.5, O/U: 37.5)

Mitchell Trubisky has had a extremely rough season and has dealt with much criticism of his play (or lack thereof). Last week he stepped up a bit from his own grave and threw for a score and ran for another while also posting his first 250 yard passing game for the first time in 4 weeks. He’s been the handcuff of the offense that has above average offensive talent at most positions. The generational defense that the Bears have, have kept them in nearly every game (7 of their 11 games), as 7 of their 11 game decisions (win or lose), have been within 1 score or less.

The Lions will be without Stafford for the 4th straight game and they will actually turn to 3rd stringer, David Blough, as Jeff Driskel will back him up as he’s been having hamstring issues all week. Not having Kerryon Johnson has been a big loss for this offense, losing Stafford was icing on the cake. The Lions defense can also get at the quarterback with the likes of Devon Kennard and Trey Flowers, who have 6 and 5 sacks respectfully. The rest of the defense has produced 12 sacks but have not had much success in turning over the ball through the air, with just 15 takeaways, 4 by way of interceptions.

Get your Thanksgiving naps in early, for this one, you can afford to miss. Take the Bears to cover in the under, Bears 20-13.

Buffalo Bills @ Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, 4:30 PM, CBS (Cowboys -6.5, O/U: 47.5)

The Bills caught people by a bit of a surprise as they come into this matchup 8-3 and holding on to 2nd in the AFC East, vying for a playoff spot via a wildcard slot. Sure they’ve played and beat the Dolphins twice but signature games were at home against the Pats, losing by only 6 and beating the Titans on the road (who usually paly tough at home), losing a close one (by a field goal) in Cleveland against their tough defense, and last week at home against a surprisingly resilient Broncos team. Allen could play better but his grit gives this team juice to keep fighting. The tandem of Gore and Singletary has produced over 1,000 yards and 4 TD’s combined on the ground while Allen adds another 350+ yards and 7 additional rushing scores. Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson have combined for 11 sacks on a defense that gets after the quarterback a lot (33 team sacks). Tre’Davious White leads the team in picks with 4 but the team only has caused 13 turnovers.

The Cowboys are coming off a tough loss to the Patriots but to hold Brady to just 13 points is a small victory as it greatly frustrated him in the postgame interviews. Dak is having an exceptional year, already over 3,400 yards with 21 TD’s. Zeke has nearing the 1,000 yard mark and could cross it with a solid game today. He also adds 7 scores to the stat sheet while his impressive backup, Tony Pollard, has kept the rushing yards average high in his limited duty (4.67 yards per carry). The 2 headed monster on the outside of the offense Cooper/Gallup, have benefited from Dak’s play as they seem to be racing each other for the first guy to cross 1,000 yards receiving as Cooper has racked up 886 yards and 7 scores while Gallup has tallied 733 yards and 3 scores. Sprinkle in Cobb (581 yards, 3 scores) and you could get pretty damn close to having 3 receivers with 1,000 yards. Their defense also likes to gobble up quarterbacks with their 27.5 sacks with Robert Quinn leading the way with 9.5 on his own. The one caveat is that most of the quarterbacks they’ve faced have been pocket passers whereas Allen likes to move, frequently.

This will be a tough test for the Bills, certainly their toughest road game of the year. Pull up the TV to the table or take your dinner scraps into the den/living room, because this will be one you want to see. Take the Bills to cover in the loss, in the over, Cowboys 27-24.

New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 8:20 PM, NBC (Falcons +7.5, O/U: 48.5)

Who Dat Nation heads a few hours East for the Thanksgiving finale. Bridgewater kept them viable in the NFC South and Brees has kept that momentum going since his return as he started with 400 yards while throwing 2 TD’s and 2 picks in the first game and a quarter into the second game but has nearly 1,200 yards, with 9 TD’s and just 2 picks since coming back. Kamara has been splitting rushing duties with Murray and they’ve compiled a nice season already, combining for over 1,000 yards and 6 TD’s on the ground. Murray has freed up Kamara to do his thing in the passing game more this season as he’s had 60 catches for 421 yards and a score there as well, as he’s seen his targets tick upwards with Brees back. Michael Thomas is essentially their only receiver worthy of a look every single play and it’s shown on the stat sheet as he’s gained 124 targets, catching 104 of them for 1,242 yards and 6 TD’s. That’s usually a seasons worth for really good receivers and we’re only through week 12. The Defense has been huge this year as well with 30 sacks, lead by Cam Jordan (9.5 of his own) and Marcus Williams who has a team leading 4 picks. The impressive wins have already been racked up against the Texans, Seahawks (in Seattle), Cowboys, Bears (in Chicago) and Panthers and tonight they look to exact revenge from the loss the Falcons gave them just 3 weeks ago.

The Falcons are just 3-8 after coming into this season with playoff aspirations. Coach Dan Quinn was on the hotseat after dropping 6 straight after a 1-1 start but they are 2-1 since the bye week. One can make a case for the tough schedule as they played the likes of the Vikings, Eagles, Texans, Rams and Seahawks outside of their conference, in which they went 1-3 in those games. The turnaround was the bye week and coming out of the Saints game with a win. Matty Ice is nearing 3,000 yards and has 18TD’s to 10 picks. He has still stayed confident through all of this year as he’s completed 67% of his passes. The lack of a running attack has lopsided this offense and has put more pressure on Ryan to do more, which could explain some of the picks. Freeman, a once stud in the backfield, has severely dropped off the last few season as this year he only has 371 yards on 107 carries and still has yet to find the endzone on the ground. Julio Jones (64 catches for 950 yards & 4 TD’s), Calvin Ridley (50 catches for 699 yards & 6 TD’s) and Austin Hooper (56 catches for 608 yards & 6 TD’s) have given Ryan plenty to be thankful for as far as targets go. The defense has been ok at times but very lacking at other times. They have a few good pass rushers in Grady Jarrett (5.5 sacks), Vic Beasley (4 sacks) & Adrian Clayborn (4 sacks) but overall as a defense, their spotty.

Take the Saints to exact revenge and serve up the final loss of the day, in the over, Saints 31-20.

Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5:

  • San Francisco at Baltimore – Baltimore (-5.5)
  • Washington at Carolina – Carolina (-9.5)
  • Oakland at Kansas City – Oakland (+9.5)
  • Philadelphia at Miami – Miami (+9.5)
  • LA Rams at Arizona – Arizona (+3)

NFL-Thanksgiving

NFL Week 12: Monday Night Football Pick, Prediction & Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5

Baltimore Ravens @ Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 8:15 PM, ESPN (Rams +3.5, O/U: 47.5)

The Ravens are currently on a 6 game winning streak and while in those 6 hans, they’ve beaten the Bengals twice, they’ve also taken down giants like the Seahawks (in Seattle) and the Patriots (at home). The Ravens have a great balance of run and pass skill as Lamar Jackson has over 2,200 yards through the air and another nearly 800 on the ground. He and Mark Ingram have combined for over 1,400 yards alone. Mark Andrews and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown have lead the way in receiving to help make the team one of the top offenses in the league. The defense has come along as well, keeping opposing teams to at or less than 40% on 3rd down and 4th down conversions.

The Rams have lost the offensive identity they once had. Some of that is health issues on the offensive line, some if it is McVay not utilizing Gurley like he should and partly because Gurley’s production has dropped off when given carries. That’s not to say Gurley isn’t productive, he’s just not what he was when he got his most recent payday. Cooper Kupp remains Goff’s top target, leading the team in Targets (94), Receptions (61), Reception Yards (845) and Reception TD’s (5). The defense is still keeping them in games with Donald leading them in sacks with 8 and Matthews not far behind with 7. They’ve had a slow start to the second half if the season since they’re bye but hope to get going again at home tonight.

Take the Ravens to cover in the over, Ravens 31-21.