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  • 2012 FP Upset Special Challenge: Week #9



    Trumpetbdw, DaBearsFan, chris, Colts01, brauneyz, Pruitt and jfkaspar lead the way with five wins. Trumpetbdw has taken a narrow lead on points. Full results and standings are at the end of last weeks thread.

    Now on to Week #9 of the FP Upset Special Challenge. Let's get busy.

    You can join us every week. You can join mid-season. If you miss a week, so what? Come back next week. We're just glad you're here. Talk smack if you want. Keep it clean and be prepared to back it up. There are some folks here at FP that really know football.

    Rules:

    • One pick per week
    • Your chosen team must be at least a (+3) underdog (Only games listed in this column are eligible)
    • 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 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 5 minutes prior to kickoff of the first game of the week in question. This includes Thursday Night Football and Saturday Playoff games. The 'No 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 Wednesday 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 #9 Upset Special Possibilities (odds by OddsShark). Underdogs in bold.

    Thursday Night Football

    • Chiefs (+7.5) @ Chargers


    Sunday Early Games

    • Panthers (+3.5) @ Redskins
    • Lions @ Jaguars (+3.5)
    • Ravens @ Browns (+3.5)
    • Broncos @ Bengals (+3)
    • Bears @ Titans (+3.5)
    • Cardinals (+12) @ Packers
    • Bills (+12) @ Texans


    Sunday Late Games

    • Vikings (+5) @ Seahawks
    • Steelers (+3) @ Giants


    Sunday Night Football

    • Cowboys (+4) @ Falcons


    Monday Night Football

    • Eagles (+3) @ Saints


    Dave's Week #9 Upset Special:

    There isn't much to work with here and No Upsets hasn't been much of an option thus far this season so I guess I'll take the Vikings.

    Comments 42 Comments
    1. mocoholo's Avatar
      Browns - I should just give up (like the Browns), but whatever.
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      Eagles
    1. sambam44's Avatar
      Cards
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      The Giants are going to win anyway, but the Steelers have no hotel rooms because of the Hurricane. They will leave Pittsburgh Sunday morning and fly back directly after the game. That will be a factor to keep an eye on.

      I'm going to put the noose around my neck again....I'll take the Eagles.
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Steelers.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Go Bills
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Vikings
    1. kidjock's Avatar
      Thanks Curtis, I forgot about that fact with the Stillers, I will go back to my Home Dog strategy and take the Fighting Chris Collinsworths! Gimme the Bengals.
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      Ha! The Cris Collinsworths. You get 10 cool points for that one.
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      Cowboys
    1. buzmeg's Avatar
      They've been dubbed America's (Dumbest) Team, so I'm making what may be this week's dumbest pick:
      Cowboys (+4) @ Falcons
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      With 5 home dogs (including Indy against Miami), plus some other nice matchups, I have a feeling this will be an upset kind of a week.
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      Steelers, please.
    1. FrzzerBwler's Avatar
      A few tempting choices between Steelers ( funky travel), Panthers (Cam I suggest you grow up), Cowboys (Jerry Jones as good a GM as Mike Brown, ouch), Clowns ('nough said) so I'll take the Iggles, which means Vick against a horrid D w/ turn ball over 4 times.
      Eagles over 'Nawlins Ain'ts got no defense.
    1. StarvinMarvin's Avatar
      Homer pick... Bengals
    1. tubbs1518's Avatar
      Eagles
    1. darvon's Avatar
      iggles +3
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      Steelers
    1. jfkaspar's Avatar
      browns
    1. mkocs6's Avatar
      Late again this week, so by default I'm taking the Cowboys.