It’s Friday. It’s football. It’s time for the Blazin’ 5. This one’s too hot to hold onto any longer without suffering 3rd degree burns.
Colin is absolutely flying off back-to-back winning weeks, and is headed straight to Vegas after the show, armed with a fistful of winners. He was 3 – 2 in Week 3, and climbed over .500 (8-7) for the year.
Don’t listen to your buddy Tommy “The Groin”. Colin’s approaching flammable.
Here are Colin’s plays for NFL Week 4. It’s the Blazin’ 5.
1. Cowboys at 49ers (+3) – The Niners get 3 at home against a Dallas team that is missing a host of contributors. Nobody likes the Niners, but Colin likes them at home and badly needing a win. San Fran is 1 -2, but their two losses have come against Carolina and Seattle, who aren’t pushovers. Young Dallas gets caught looking ahead. Niners cover and pull the outright upset, 24-23.
2. Seahawks at Jets (+1) – Colin’s 5 Mic lock of the week. The Jets are at home and getting a point. Seattle makes the dreaded West to East coast trip to New York with a banged up Russell Wilson and an offensive line that’s been a disaster so far this year. The Jets defensive line should dominate, and there’s no possible way Ryan Fitzpatrick and the offense can play any worse than last week’s 6 interception unraveling. The Jets are 3 -1 as a home dog under Bowles. Last week was an aberration. Take the Jets and the out right upset. 26-20.
3. Titans at Texans (-5.5) – Colin hates taking the Texans, and J.J. Watt is done for the year. That speaks volumes for what a hot mess the Titans are. While Wentz has shined in Philly, Marcus Mariota has been a turnover machine in Tennessee. He’s surrounded by a bad roster that lacks a big play threat. Colin likes the offseason addition of Lamar Miller for the Texans, and loves betting on teams that have 1.) been humiliated on national TV, and 2.) have extra time to prepare. The Texans are both. Houston covers the 5.5, 31-20.
4. Colts vs. Jags (+2.5) (London) – Andrew Luck can have a spot of tea before he takes his weekly near-death beating, this time across the pond in London. Colin hates the Colts roster as much as he loves Luck. Which is a lot. He’s always cautious when dome teams go on the road. The Colts D has been hemorrhaging like an open head wound, allowing a cringeworthy 6.4 yards per play. Gus Bradley is dead man walking, but the Jags have played in the London game before, and they’re getting 2.5 points. Take the Jags and the points, governor. 27-24 Jacksonville.
5. Lions (-2.5) at Bears – Colin likes Detroit as one of his under-the-radar teams of the year. Nobody likes the Lions because they’re the Lions. But, when you dig into the numbers, there’s a lot to like. The Lions are one of two teams in the NFL averaging over 400 yards and 27 points per game this season. The biggest factor in the Lion’s turnaround is Matt Stafford. He’s gone from erratic to incredible since Jim Bob Cooter came to town. He has 26 TD’s and 4 picks since Week 10 last year. The Bears are a disaster, and start below average Brian Hoyer in place of Smokin’ Jay. Take the Lions and give the points, 38-23.
That’s a nuclear reactor core-meltdown hot Blazin’ 5 for Week 4.
Also, make sure you download, listen and subscribe to Colin’s Prediction Podcast with RJ Bell every Saturday morning through the end of the football season. He’ll sit down with RJ and see how this week’s Blazin’ 5 stacks up against the Vegas sharps.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 30, 2016