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  • FootballPros.com Upset Special Challenge: Week #16



    It's a BRONZE letter day as I sweep into 3rd place. And oh yeah, cml and msclemons are in 1st and 2nd. Ho Hum.

    A BIG WEEK for upsets with 5, including Kansas City beating a 14.5 pt spread.

    WAY TO GO CHEFS!!!!




    Rules:

    • One pick per week
    • Your chosen team must be at least a (+3) underdog
    • Your chosen team must win the game outright (no 'pushes' or 'covers')
    • Season winner is the one with the most upsets correctly chosen between Week #1 through the Conference Championship Games (20 weeks all together) (i.e. TOTAL WINS)
    • There will be a points system to determine a winner in the event of a tie (i.e. TOTAL POINTS are used ONLY to break ties).
    • Points will be accumulated by adding the game spreads for your correct picks (if you take Carolina (+4.5) and Carolina wins, you will be awarded a win and 4.5 points). Be careful making picks based on the number of points possible. Points only count if you are tied for the total wins lead when the whole contest is finished.
    • The No Upsets Option: Predict correctly that 'No Upsets' will occur in any given week and you will be awarded one win and a point total equal to the sum of all the spreads in that week's Upset Special. If you wish to exercise the 'No Upsets' Option, that prediction is due by 12:30 PM Eastern on Sunday of the week in question.
    • Picks are due no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the broadcast time for your game. The FootballPros.com time stamp on your post is gospel.
    • Spread lines will be posted Thursday and will remain static throughout the week. This isn't The Sports Book at Caesar's Palace, after all.


    Prizes to be determined but may include a cool icon denoting your status as *ahem* Upset Special Top Dog, a hat or t-shirt or possibly tickets to the Super Bowl (NOT!!).



    Week #16 Upset Possibilities: Odds by USAToday, Underdogs in bold, all times are Eastern

    Thursday Games

    Texans at Colts(+6)

    Saturday Games

    Buccaneers(+7.5) at Panthers
    Broncos at Bills(+3)
    Giants(+3) at Jets
    Dolphins(+9.5) at Patriots
    Jaguars(+7.5) at Titans
    Browns(+13) at Ravens
    Cardinals(+4) at Bengals
    Vikings(+6) at Redskins


    Sunday Night Game

    Bears(+13) at Packers


    Monday Night Game

    Falcons(+6.5) at Saints


    And of course you can pick NO UPSETS.

    Darvons's Week #16 Upset Special

    NYG(+3) - In the Battle of New York…such as it is.



    The Council of the Learned’s Thursday Night Football Pick:
    THU, DEC 22 TIME (ET)
    Houston at Indianapolis 8:20 PM- TJ Yates versus the Caldwell Robot sounds like a kids movie. Nope, it is the Thursday night entertainment. That is, if that entertainment was like cutting fresh onions right next to your eyeball. PICK: (HOU)





    Code:
    Name	Week 1	Week 2	Week 3	Week 4	Week 5	Week 6	Week 7	Week 8	Week 9	Week 10	Week 11	Week 12	Week 13	Week 14	Week 15	TOTAL
    cml	1003	1003	1007.5	0	0	1004.5	1003	1003.5			1006.5	1006.5	1003	1003.5	1003.5	11047.5
    msclem	1003	0	1003.5	1008.5	0	1004.5	1004	1003.5	1008	1007			1003		1003.5	10048.5
    darvon	0	1003	1007.5	0	1005.5	1004.5	1004		1008					1003.5	1006.5	8042.5
    xmeneh	1005.5	0	0	0	1010		1003	1003.5		1003.5	1006.5			1003	1006.5	8041.5
    braune	1005.5	1003	0	0	1003				1008	1003.5			1003	1003.5	1003.5	8033
    GoBigO	1003	0	1003.5	0	1003			1003.5	1008				1003	1003.5	1003.5	8031
    Darren	1005.5	0	1009	0	0	0	1003.5	1003.5	1008.5	0	0	1006.5	1004.5			7041
    Docta	0	0	0	1008.5	0	1004.5			1008.5	1003.5			1007.5	1003.5	1003.5	7039.5
    Afroco	0	1003	1007.5	1008.5	1003		1003	1003.5					1004.5			7033
    red13	1003	1003	1003.5	0	1005.5			1003.5		1003.5		1006.5				7028.5
    Trumpe	1003	1003	0	1003	0	1004			1004		1006.5			1003		7026.5
    Turk S	1003	1003	0	0	1003		1004			1003.5				1003.5	1006.5	7026.5
    Polish	1005.5	0	1009	0	0		1003			1007	1004.5			1003.5		6032.5
    ScottD	1005.5	1003	1009	0	1003		1003.5								1006.5	6030.5
    Sparta	1005.5	0	0	0				1003.5	1008		1004.5		1003		1003.5	6028
    Pruitt	1005.5	1003	1003	0	1005.5		1003.5				1006.5					6027
    Phil M	1003	1003	1007.5	1003	0		1003.5								1006.5	6026.5
    kidjoc		1003		0		1004.5	1004	1003.5			1004.5				1006.5	6026
    Amy	1003	0	1003.5	0	1005.5		1004				1006.5			1003		6025.5
    jship2		1003	0	0	1005.5		1003.5	1003.5					1004.5	1003.5		6023.5
    jhinka	1003	0	0	0	1005.5		1004				1004.5			1003	1003.5	6023.5
    DaBear	0	1003	0	0	0		1004		1003			1006.5		1003	1003.5	6023
    mikest	1003	1003	0	0	1003		1003						1007.5		1003.5	6023
    Stoll		1003	1003	0	1003		1004				1004.5			1003		6020.5
    vancem	1003	0	1003.5	0	0			1003.5		1003.5				1003	1003.5	6020
    FrzzrB	1003	0	1003.5	0	1003		1003	1003.5						1003		6019
    jfkasp	1003	0	1003.5	1003	0		1003			1003.5				1003		6019
    trh500	1005.5	0	1009	1008.5	1010						1006.5					5039.5
    Ripper	1005.5	1006.5	1009	0	den					1003.5	1006.5					5031
    wxwax	0	0	1003.5	1003	0		1003.5		1004	1007						5021
    hobbes	0	1003	0	0	0			1003.5			1004.5	1006.5	1003			5020.5
    Starvi		1003	1003.5	0	0		1003.5	1003.5							1006.5	5020
    Raven	1003	1003	0	0	0		1003.5							1003	1003.5	5016
    Buckey	1003	1006.5	1003.5	0	0			1003.5								4016.5
    Eagles		0	1003	0	0		1003.5					1006.5		1003		4016
    iwatt	1003	1003	0	0	0			1003.5			1006.5					4016
    Swami	1005.5	1003	0	0	0		1003	1003.5								4015
    CliffB		0	1003.5	0	1003			1003.5	1004							4014
    Cris C	1007.5	0	0		1003				1004							3014.5
    Caleb 	1003		1007.5	0			1003.5									3014
    giants	1003	1003	1007.5	0	0											3013.5
    Andy F	1003			0						1003.5	1006.5					3013
    MrEd					1003		1003			1007						3013
    KabaMo	0	0	1003.5	0	0		1004								1003.5	3011
    mkocs6	0	1003	0	0	1003		1003									3009
    Curtis			1003.5	0	0										1014.5	2018
    Zambia		0	1009	0	0				1004							2013
    JTStic	1007.5	0	1003.5	0	0											2011
    damgen	1007.5	0	0		0				1003							2010.5
    micha2		0	1003.5	0	1005.5											2009
    Reader	1005.5	1003														2008.5
    RSConn	0	0	0	0	0		1003		1004							2007
    Yankee	1003	0		0			1004									2007
    Colts0	0	1003	0	0	0									1003.5		2006.5
    MachoM	1003	0	0	0			1003									2006
    rfanto	1003	1003														2006
    BMW	0			1008.5												1008.5
    WashPr	1007.5															1007.5
    Glozzo	0	0		0	1005.5											1005.5
    Mor					1005.5											1005.5
    packa7	1005.5															1005.5
    Lancer										1003.5						1003.5
    Blue49	1003															1003
    BobbyD	1003															1003
    Chompu	1003															1003
    fatimu	1003															1003
    happy3	1003															1003
    HGP2		1003														1003
    Lebrac				1003												1003
    ltcomp	1003															1003
    rkny	1003															1003
    sambam	0	0	0	0	1003											1003
    sco123	1003															1003
    ScottW	1003	0														1003
    airchi	0															0
    Bengal	0	0														0
    Chilly	0	0														0
    FessJL	0	0														0
    fixer		0														0
    GBPKS	0															0
    jeremy	0															0
    Ragar	0	0	0													0
    strudl		0														0
    tubbs1				0												0
    walzav	0															0
    willwo	0	0														0

    Comments 59 Comments
    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      I'll take Giants over Jets.
    1. DaBearsFan's Avatar
      South Jacksonville High Jaguars over the Tennessee Titans
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Giants +3.
    1. Docta's Avatar
      It's really just between cml and clem now. No one else has a shot to at least tie cml. I'm just pushing to end up over .500.
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Giants.
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      Third place gets at least an FP visor, right?

      Gimme Jersey Giants over Jersey Jesters, please.
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Docta View Post
      It's really just between cml and clem now. No one else has a shot to at least tie cml. I'm just pushing to end up over .500.
      This contest runs thru the Conference Championship Games. So there are four weeks remaining. While I agree that this is a essentially a two-horse race, those with seven and eight wins are not yet mathematically eliminated.

      And, as always, 'No Upsets' picks are due by 8:15 PM Eastern tonight.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Giants
    1. msclemons's Avatar
      Falcons
    1. mikesteelnation1's Avatar
      I'll make my pick on Friday, but seeing the list looked odd to me. At first glance I knew there was no way the rams vs steelers game was a 3pt or lower spread. It's over 16!! Not like I see many taking the rams, but its not even listed. I'm surely not taking it, nor will anyone else, but it should be listed.. one betting site USA today listed won't even take action on the game. As a side note 2 sites they listed won't take action on the packers vs bears game.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      The Bills will win, and make me happy.
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      Cardinals
    1. Polishguy00's Avatar
      I'll take the Vikings.
    1. FrzzerBwler's Avatar
      Arizona Cardinals to win The Miser Owner Bowl
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by mikesteelnation1 View Post
      I'll make my pick on Friday, but seeing the list looked odd to me. At first glance I knew there was no way the rams vs steelers game was a 3pt or lower spread. It's over 16!! Not like I see many taking the rams, but its not even listed. I'm surely not taking it, nor will anyone else, but it should be listed.. one betting site USA today listed won't even take action on the game. As a side note 2 sites they listed won't take action on the packers vs bears game.
      If the oddsmakers are not taking any action on a game, neither do we. Darvon uses Danny Sheridan at USA Today when he writes these articles. They are OFF of STL @ PIT this week. I use OddsShark which sports lines from nine different online gaming sites. Eight of them are also OFF on this game (only 5 Dimes is carrying odds - STL (+17)).
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      Always take a team that knows how to win in the clutch.

      FALCONS.
    1. jship2121's Avatar
      Bucs
    1. Dave Lapham's Avatar
      Giants over the Jets.
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Cardinals.................
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      I feel like the Buffalo Bills. I went 5-1 to start the season, then lost 7 in a row before getting off the schneid last week with Carolina. So the BILLS will end their 7 game losing streak too!