• Recent Article Comments Widget

    Patrick Sullivan

    Oakland Raiders 2014 Team Preview

    Nice work, Evan.

    I am curious to see what happens in Oakland this year. They have stadium... Go to last post

    Patrick Sullivan 07-18-2014 09:50 AM
    Rich Gapinski

    Saints Reach Deal with Jimmy Graham

    I agree with the writer. I did not consider the contract to be some great windfall that would... Go to last post

    Rich Gapinski 07-17-2014 03:04 PM
    xmenehune

    Saints Reach Deal with Jimmy Graham

    you guys should read this at overthecap.com:

    Thoughts on the Impact of Jimmy Graham’s Contract
    ... Go to last post

    xmenehune 07-17-2014 02:39 PM
  • Contributors


    Cris Collinsworth

    Former Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and Emmy-winning analyst from Sunday Night Football and Inside the NFL.
    Dave Lapham
    Has called game for the Bengals radio network for 25 years. Analyst for Big 12 games on Fox Sports Net. Played 10 years in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.
    Turk Schonert
    NFL quarterback for 10 years with the Bengals and Falcons. Has served as quarterback coach for the Buccaneers, Bills, Panthers, Giants and Saints and Offensive Coordinator for the Bills.
    Phil McConkey
    Played 6 years in the NFL as a WR, punt returner and kick returner for the Giants, Packers, Cardinals and Chargers. Played college football at the Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy before joining the NFL. Best remembered for his oustanding game in Super Bowl XXI.
    Josina Anderson
    Josina "JoJo" Anderson is contributing reporter on Showtime's Inside the NFL and is a weekend co-anchor/reporter/producer for FOX 31 Sports in Denver, Colorado. Josina produces the nightly sportscasts and covers the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and the Colorado Rockies.
    Jerry Jones
    NFL Draft Expert, has published the acclaimed Drugstore List since 1978.
    Russell S Baxter
    Researcher, writer and editor covering the NFL for over 30 years.
    Andy Freeland
    Statistician and researcher for NBC's Sunday Night Football.
  • 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. edave's Avatar
      The results thus far with one game remaining for any one still interested in joining this week...



      The Eagles are still available for tomorrow evening.
    1. edave's Avatar
      Week 9 is in the books, final points:



      Congratulations to Docta, iwatt and Pruitt for winning the week with the Panthers.

      The lead group has now moved to six wins: Trumpetbdw, chris, Colts01, brauneyz and Pruitt are the front runners and Trumpetbdw has retained a narrow lead on points. DaBearsFan, mikesteelnation1 and jfkaspar are one win back.

      Click on the link above to see the full standings.