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Bengals, Giants climb in Colin’s ‘Herd Hierarchy’

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There was no break within the motion in Week 7 of the NFL season, with groups decided to grind out a win because the yr wears on. 

Right here is Colin Cowherd’s “Herd Hierarchy” forward of Week 8, with insights from FOX Guess

Herd Hierarchy: Bengals, Giants climb in Colin’s high 10 groups earlier than Week 8

Colin Cowherd shares his high 10 NFL groups heading into Week 8, together with the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants and his Minnesota Vikings climbing up the ladder.

10. Baltimore Ravens (Final week: 7)

General document: 4-3 | Final week: Ravens received 23-20 vs. Cleveland Browns

Colin’s ideas: “I am not gonna guess them anymore, however there’s solely two groups within the league which have led each recreation by 10-plus factors: the Eagles and the Ravens. They’re the second-best speeding group within the league. They lead the NFL with 14 takeaways. They do a number of issues that profitable groups do. They haven’t performed effectively late in video games. … They gotta wrap issues up higher, however I’ve the Ravens at 10.”

NFL championship odds: +1600

Up subsequent: Ravens at Buccaneers (8:15 p.m. ET Thursday, Amazon)

Baltimore Ravens

BAL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TB

9. San Francisco 49ers (Final week: 5)

General document: 3-4 | Final week: 49ers misplaced 44-23 vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

Colin’s ideas: “No group has fewer three-and-outs. They performed like crap Sunday. However, … they’ve the No. 3 whole protection. Once more, their traits are glorious, however they seem to be a mess bodily. … They’re getting a few starters again, and McCaffrey can be inserted into the offense.”

NFL championship odds: +1600

Up subsequent: 49ers at Rams (4:25 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX)

San Francisco 49ers

SF

Los Angeles Rams

LAR

8. Dallas Cowboys (Final week: 8)

General document: 5-2 | Final week: Cowboys received 24-6 vs. Detroit Lions

Colin’s ideas: “Pay attention, they’re permitting 4.7 yards per play — that is second-best within the NFL. That has at all times been, to me, an enormous stat. I do not wish to hear about Dak. That is all in regards to the protection. They’re twenty ninth in whole offense. … They are not a lot offensively, however ultimately, you’ll be able to win numerous video games on this league with a ferocious, playmaking protection, and that is what the Cowboys have.”

NFL championship odds: +1800

Up subsequent: Bears at Cowboys (1:00 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX)

Chicago Bears

CHI

Dallas Cowboys

DAL

7. New York Giants (Final week: 10)

General document: 6-1 | Final week: Giants received 23-17 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Colin’s ideas: “They’ve turn out to be the very best second-half soccer group within the league. They’re the second-best speeding group within the league. They’re on a four-game profitable streak. And Brian Daboll, situationally, has accomplished a outstanding job. They are not gonna blow numerous groups out. They’re gonna win shut … however I like what I see.”

NFL championship odds: +4000

Up subsequent: Giants at Seahawks (4:25 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX)

New York Giants

NYG

Seattle Seahawks

SEA

6. Miami Dolphins (Final week: unranked)

General document: 4-3 | Final week: Dolphins received 16-10 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Colin’s ideas: “I just like the Miami Dolphins when Tua is wholesome. They’re 4-0 this yr when Tua is wholesome. Within the final 12 video games with Tua, they’re 10-2. Solely Buffalo and the Chiefs are higher, proper? They’re No. 3 in passing. They’ve a superb coach, nice corners, a move rush, a fantastic left sort out, succesful working backs, star receivers. When Tua begins, regardless of his limitations, they win. And win. And win. Now will he keep upright? Cross your fingers.”

NFL championship odds: +3500

Up subsequent: Dolphins at Lions (1:00 p.m. ET Sunday, CBS)

Miami Dolphins

MIA

Detroit Lions

DET

5. Minnesota Vikings (Final week: 4)

General document: 5-1 | Final week: Vikings received 24-16 vs. Miami Dolphins

Colin’s ideas: “You understand I like me some Vikings. Decrease ceiling than Miami as a result of they do not fairly have a number of the playmakers, however their solely loss got here on the street to Philadelphia. You understand precisely what they’re. Kirk Cousins obtained a 98.5 quarterback ranking, and that is precisely what he’s: He is a fairly darn good B quarterback, typically B+. … They win numerous soccer video games. I feel they’re the New York Giants with extra pace on the perimeter.”

NFL championship odds: +1600

Up subsequent: Cardinals at Vikings (1:00 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX)

Arizona Cardinals

ARI

Minnesota Vikings

MIN

4. Cincinnati Bengals (Final week: 6)

General document: 4-3 | Final week: Bengals received 35-17 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Colin’s ideas: “You guys all bought your inventory, I purchased it. Pay attention, their three losses are by a mixed eight factors. Their protection is probably the most underrated within the league by a mile. They haven’t allowed a second-half landing all yr. That is insane on this league. I feel they’ve a fantastic protection, however they haven’t any stars, so nobody talks about it.” 

Up subsequent: Bengals at Browns (8:15 p.m. ET Monday, ESPN)

Cincinnati Bengals

CIN

Cleveland Browns

CLE

3. Philadelphia Eagles (Final week: 2)

General document: 6-0 | Final week: Eagles received 26-17 vs. Dallas Cowboys

Colin’s ideas: “What would you like me to say? Prime-five scoring offense, top-five scoring protection, they do not flip it over, they take it away, and so they have 13 speeding touchdowns. I did not assume Nick Sirriani was going to be this good. I did not assume Jalen Hurts was going to be this good. However I am not gonna be cussed. … O-line and D-line is likely to be the very best combo within the league. I’ve Philadelphia very well-deserved at No. 3.”

NFL championship odds: +500

Up subsequent: Steelers at Eagles (1:00 p.m. ET Sunday, CBS)

Pittsburgh Steelers

PIT

Philadelphia Eagles

PHI

2. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (Final week: 3)

General document: 5-2 | Final week: Chiefs received 44-23 vs. San Francisco 49ers

Colin’s ideas: “Opposing quarterbacks in opposition to the Chiefs this yr have a 104 passer ranking. … That is why Josh Allen and Joe Burrow in opposition to the Chiefs issues me. I fear about their move protection. … They’re a fantastic group, sensible individuals throughout it, however they’re vulnerable — with that secondary and a hit-and-miss move rush — to lose some shut video games.”

NFL championship odds: +650

Up subsequent: Titans at Chiefs (8:20 p.m. ET Sunday, NBC)

1. Buffalo Payments (Final Week: 1)

General document: 5-1 | Final week: Payments received 24-20 vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

Colin’s ideas: “I feel the Payments are probably the most gifted group within the league. Solely group averaging 300-plus passing yards a recreation, probably the most bodily gifted quarterback within the league, averaging 6.6 yards a play. Third-down offense is implausible. Playmaking — they will play with a lead, they will play from behind. And so they do seem to have solved their gap, which was that I did not belief them in shut video games. They’ve solved that challenge. Buffalo, No. 1 within the NFL.”

NFL championship odds: +250

Up subsequent: Packers at Payments (8:20 p.m. ET Sunday, NBC)

Inexperienced Bay Packers

GB

Buffalo Payments

BUF


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