• FootballPros.com Upset Special Challenge: Playoff Week 1



    Playoffs?...Playoffs???




    Well NOBODY took the Packers. Way to diss Flynn.

    We had 8 winners. Scott, Afro and Turk took the Chiefs. Romeo oh Romeo, where the hell you been hidin' Romeo.

    And Starvin, Vance, Sparta, cml, and jfk believed in the Zombie Chargers back from the dead to save Norv's job.

    Cml solidified his lead and looks like he deserves a BYE Week.

    Brauneyz finally lost and Scott is on a 3 week tear.


    Remember, we have additional NEW Rules for the Playoffs.

    • We will list any gme with a minimum spread of 2.5 as an Upset.
    • We will have an ALL UPSETS designation with scoring rules same as NO UPSETS.





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

    Saturday Games

    Bengals(+3) @ Texans
    Lions (yes!)(+10.5) @ Saints


    Sunday Games

    Falcons(+3) @ Giants
    Steelers @ Broncos(+8)




    And of course you can pick NO UPSETS or now, ALL UPSETS.

    Darvons's Week #18 Upset Special

    Falcons fly. Giants die.




    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	Week 16	Week 17	TOTAL
    cml	1003	1003	1007.5	0	0	1004.5	1003	1003.5			1006.5	1006.5	1003	1003.5	1003.5		1003	12050.5
    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	1003		9045.5
    braune	1005.5	1003	0	0	1003				1008	1003.5			1003	1003.5	1003.5	1003		9036
    Docta	0	0	0	1008.5	0	1004.5			1008.5	1003.5			1007.5	1003.5	1003.5	1003		8042.5
    xmeneh	1005.5	0	0	0	1010		1003	1003.5		1003.5	1006.5			1003	1006.5			8041.5
    ScottD	1005.5	1003	1009	0	1003		1003.5								1006.5	1003	1003.5	8037
    Afroco	0	1003	1007.5	1008.5	1003		1003	1003.5					1004.5				1003.5	8036.5
    Sparta	1005.5	0	0	0				1003.5	1008		1004.5		1003		1003.5	1003	1003	8034
    red13	1003	1003	1003.5	0	1005.5			1003.5		1003.5		1006.5				1003		8031.5
    GoBigO	1003	0	1003.5	0	1003			1003.5	1008				1003	1003.5	1003.5			8031
    Turk S	1003	1003	0	0	1003		1004			1003.5				1003.5	1006.5		1003.5	8030
    vancem	1003	0	1003.5	0	0			1003.5		1003.5				1003	1003.5	1003	1003	8026
    jfkasp	1003	0	1003.5	1003	0		1003			1003.5				1003		1003	1003	8025
    Darren	1005.5	0	1009	0	0	0	1003.5	1003.5	1008.5	0	0	1006.5	1004.5					7041
    Polish	1005.5	0	1009	0	0		1003			1007	1004.5			1003.5		1006		7038.5
    jhinka	1003	0	0	0	1005.5		1004				1004.5			1003	1003.5	1006		7029.5
    Phil M	1003	1003	1007.5	1003	0		1003.5								1006.5	1003		7029.5
    Trumpe	1003	1003	0	1003	0	1004			1004		1006.5			1003				7026.5
    Pruitt	1005.5	1003	1003	0	1005.5		1003.5				1006.5							6027
    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
    wxwax	0	0	1003.5	1003	0		1003.5		1004	1007						1003		6024
    hobbes	0	1003	0	0	0			1003.5			1004.5	1006.5	1003			1003		6023.5
    jship2		1003	0	0	1005.5		1003.5	1003.5					1004.5	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
    Starvi		1003	1003.5	0	0		1003.5	1003.5							1006.5		1003	6023
    Stoll		1003	1003	0	1003		1004				1004.5			1003				6020.5
    FrzzrB	1003	0	1003.5	0	1003		1003	1003.5						1003				6019
    Raven	1003	1003	0	0	0		1003.5							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
    Buckey	1003	1006.5	1003.5	0	0			1003.5								1006		5022.5
    Eagles		0	1003	0	0		1003.5					1006.5		1003		1006		5022
    KabaMo	0	0	1003.5	0	0		1004								1003.5	1006		4017
    Andy F	1003			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
    MrEd					1003		1003			1007								3013
    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
    Dave L																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 42 Comments
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Uhhh, darvon....

      I took the Packers last week.
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Broncos +8
    1. DaBearsFan's Avatar
      Falcons.
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Playoff Time Upset Challenge Rules:

      • One pick per week
      • Your chosen team must be at least a (+2.5) 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)
      • There will be a points system to determine a winner in the event of a tie
      • 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' or 'All Upsets' Option: Predict correctly that 'No Upsets' or 'All 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'/'All Upsets' Option, that prediction is due by 5 minutes prior to kickoff of the first game of the week in question. This includes Saturday Playoff games. The 'No Upsets'/'All Upsets' option is confined to the Upset Possibilities listed in this article.
      • Picks are due no later than 5 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 weekly and will remain static throughout the week. This isn't The Sports Book at Caesar's Palace, after all.
    1. darvon's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrGoHome View Post
      Uhhh, darvon....

      I took the Packers last week.
      I missed yours because it was tagged on to the end of the article...like always. D'oh.

      I don't read the articles here at FP, I just look at the pictures. I have updated the score sheet but won't repost it until next week.

      Sorry.

      BTW that puts you in 5th place. I am in 3rd, you are in 5th....do you think the fix is in???
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by darvon View Post
      I missed yours because it was tagged on to the end of the article...like always. D'oh.

      I don't read the articles here at FP, I just look at the pictures. I have updated the score sheet but won't repost it until next week.

      Sorry.

      BTW that puts you in 5th place. I am in 3rd, you are in 5th....do you think the fix is in???
      Must be it.
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      Falcons
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      I hate to do this because of the jinx factor, but give me the Bengals.
    1. FrzzerBwler's Avatar
      I figured I suck at this.
      At least I got that pick right.

      Falcons to stop the Cruz Missle and the G Men
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      No Upsets
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Can I get a Daily Double with the Bengals and Falcons?

      Actually, if Wade is coaching it becomes a tossup. Anyone know if he is back?

      The Falcons, please.
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Bengals
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      Call me crazy - No Upsets!
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Bengals
    1. Polishguy00's Avatar
      Can't go back on my own picks just hours later, can I? The only game that fits the bill is the Falcons.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Polishguy00 View Post
      Can't go back on my own picks just hours later, can I? The only game that fits the bill is the Falcons.
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      No upsets
    1. Raven's Avatar
      I'll take the Falcons
    1. Russell S Baxter's Avatar
      The Lions in a stunner. And I wouldn't be shocked to see all 4 road teams win this weekend (of course, knowing Pittsburgh is expected to)...
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      Falcons(+3)

      though it's a tepid pick @best, due to 2ndary issues, but falcons run better than pass and giants run D is suspect on backside, manning could light up falcons

      and I expect the first year bengals to bungle on the road against the first year texans who does have a more 'veteran' team and are @home

      lions have discipline issues which will cave them in either half vs saints

      and though steelers are beat up, if all den can do is run - this will be some tough sledding, even against an aging D

      so tempted to go no upsets......