NFL Week 1 kicks off this weekend, and Colin wants you to throw it in reverse and back up the Brinks truck (for entertainment purposes only). The Blazin’ 5 is back, starting this week and through the end of the football season.
Don’t throw darts at a board, or listen to your buddy Vinny “The Armpit”. Colin has meticulously picked through the pile of information on this weekends’ NFL games for you. He’s narrowed the entire slate down to the five best bets. Do what you want with it, he’s just here to help. Take one, or take them all. It’s your mortgage.
Without further delay, here’s Colin’s NFL Week 1 Blazin’ 5.
- Tampa Bay (+3) vs. Atlanta – Colin loves dogs, and Atlanta is ripe for the picking. Jameis Winston had an impressive 4,000 yard rookie year, and should only get better in his second year with a surrounding cast of weapons. Atlanta is weak on the O and D-Lines and can’t stop a nose bleed. Take the Bucs and the points. 28-26 Bucs.
2. Cincy (-2.5) vs. NY Jets – Colin hates swallowing points. If it was 3 he’d stay away. It’s not. The Jets are hurting on the D-Line. Sheldon Richardson is suspended, and Muhammad Wilkerson isn’t 100%. Cincy was 4 – 0 as a road favorite last year. Take the Bengals and the points. 26 – 20 Cincy.
3. Dallas vs. NY Giants (Pick ‘Em) – Hard not to go with the superior quarterback in a pick ’em. In this matchup that’s Eli Manning. Dallas is a terrible chalk team. The line is inflated with unreasonable Dak Prescott preseason love. The Cowboys can’t pressure Eli. Take the Giants. 31-21 G-men.
4. Seattle (-10.5) vs. Miami – Colin hates swallowing big points, but he’ll make an exception here. Seattle is 7 – 0 in their last seven home openers. Miami takes the dreaded west coast trek to catch a beat down. Russell Wilson is coming into his own and had a 24 – 1 TD/INT ratio over the last seven weeks of last season. Best in the NFL. Taneyhill spends more time on his back than a full-time employee at the Bunny Ranch. 184 sacks over the last four seasons. Seattle has a dominant defense and the best home field advantage in the NFL. Seattle covers a big number. 30 -16 Seahawks.
5. Chicago (+6) vs. Houston – Last year Da Bears were road warriors. They covered 6 of their last 7 on the road in 2015. John Fox’s defense will continue to improve in year two. Brock Osweiler will be exposed without the Denver supporting cast behind him. In the last seven games last year he only had 9 TD’s and 5 picks with the eventual Super Bowl champs. Colin likes the Bears and the outright upset, 28-23.
That’s The Blazin’ 5. Book it.
Also, make sure you download and subscribe to Colin’s Prediction Podcast which will be available starting this Saturday morning, and every Saturday through the end of the football season. He’ll sit down with RJ Bell from Pregame.com and see how his Blazin’ 5 stacks up against the sharps in the desert.