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  • 2012 FP Upset Special Challenge: Week #12



    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Congratulations to our new leader Pruitt with 7 wins.

    Current standings.

    Last weeks results.

    Season to date.

    Now on to Week #12 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 and you'll always have me to talk to down at the bottom of the standings.

    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 #12 Upset Special Possibilities (odds by OddsShark). Underdogs in bold.

    Thanksgiving Games

    • Texans @ Lions (+3.5)
    • Redskins (+3.5) @ Cowboys
    • Patriots @ Jets (+7)


    Sunday Early Games

    • Raiders (+9.5) @ Bengals
    • Bills (+3) @ Colts
    • Broncos @ Chiefs (+11.5)


    Sunday Late Games

    • No games qualify


    Sunday Night Football

    • No games qualify


    Monday Night Football

    • No games qualify


    We're working with a reduced slate of games because of close lines and Vegas inability to make up their minds so get your picks in early.

    Dave's Week #12 Upset Special:

    It's a toss up between the Redskins and Bills. I haven't tried out either of these dysfunctional teams this year, so there's that. The Colts have been deadly at home after visits from Pagano, so I'll take the Redskins to win in Jerry World.

    Comments 30 Comments
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      BUF

      too late for WAS, sigh
    1. kidjock's Avatar
      Bills
    1. StarvinMarvin's Avatar
      May as well go big... Chiefs
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      Bills
    1. buzmeg's Avatar
      Bills
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      Bills have never lost to Luck.

      Buffalo!
    1. mkocs6's Avatar
      Slim pickins. Bills.
    1. BobbyJ's Avatar
      Bills
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      Raiders
    1. edave's Avatar
      Week 12 is in the books, final points:



      Congratulations to Afrocomb, brauneyz, DaBearsFan, Docta, me, FrzzerBwler, jhinkamp, mikesteelnation1 and Raven for winning the week with the Redskins.

      brauneyz has joined Pruitt with 7 wins and is our new leader by a narrow margin.

      Full standings

      The complete season to date.