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Blazin’ 4: Cover Cowboys vs. 49ers, Bills narrowly beat Bengals
Colin Cowherd shares his NFL tour picks in his latest “Blazin’ 4” round.
Choosing Cowherd, Predict Result: Jaguars +8.5, Chiefs win 28-20
Cord’s ideas: “The Jags are a young team. … They’ve won six in a row. They’ve won eight of their last 10 points. Their defense has held three of their last four opponents to under 20 points. … Since Week 14, they’re Averaging 29.5 points per game and their point differential is second in the NFL.They’ve also got the looks, they’ve got players, they’ve got men…Kansas City is just 7-9 for the spread.They have a 95 pass rating against the Chiefs.This is Is the highest passer rating allowed out of the remaining eight teams. You can move the ball against them. I think Kansas City leads, maybe big, and Jacksonville comes back with late cover.”
Kansas City Chiefs
No. 6 New York Giants (+7.5) in first place Philadelphia Eagles (Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app)
Choosing Cowherd, Predict Result: Giants +7.5, Eagles win 27-20
Cord’s ideas: “I’ll take the points, even though Philadelphia is better. 11 of the 13 NFL playoff games have been decided by a touchdown or fewer. The league. Philadelphia is going to [need] For a long lead against this very good defense. Bye to the Eagles in the first round. Last year, both teams lost a bye, and they didn’t play well in a bye. They struggled with the turnover differential, their points per game dropped, and they got worse. Jalen Hurts …remember his playoff game? He completed 53% of his throws. I think Philadelphia is going to look a little rusty. I think the Giants defense will earn them points. I think Philadelphia is better, but I’ll get 7.5 points.”
New York Giants
Choosing Cowherd, Predict Result: Bills -5.5, Bills win 31-23
Cord’s ideas: “I think the Bills will win and they’ll cover it up, and it really comes down to a mass injury at the worst time. The Bengals lost both offensive tackles and Alex Capa. I don’t think you can beat that. … [The Bills have] He has won 12 of his last 13 home games. Even when they don’t play well, they win. They have several takeaways in three consecutive games, and Josh Allen He was incredible in the playoffs – like a better version of himself. The Bengals – because of three starters for the offensive line – no longer had a vertical pass threat. They threw for fewer than 220 yards in consecutive games vs [Baltimore] crows. They can’t throw the ball deep because of that Joe Burrow He does not have time. I think the bills win. If their O-line was intact, I’d feel the exact opposite. I saw Patrick Mahomes Without his interventions, he gets crushed at the Super Bowl. I think Cincinnati is in trouble here.”
Choosing Cowherd, Predict Result: Cowboys +3.5, 49ers win 27-24
Cord’s ideas: “[The Cowboys] He led the NFL in red zone scoring. Therefore, when they come close, they get seven points – not three. They have more Pro Bowlers than San Francisco — seven to six — so it’s no shortage of talent. Bring out the stink v leaders. Since Week 7, they’ve averaged 32 points per game, 390 receiving yards, and a first-place third-place percentage. This is a very good team. They are a good third. They are good in the red. They’ll get some sevens instead of threes. Brooke Purdy It was tight in the first half of last week. What do you think it’ll be like against the Cowboys, easily the best defense he’s faced since becoming a starter? “
San Francisco 49ers
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