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  • 2012 FP Upset Special Challenge: Week #14



    brauneyz now leads the pack with 8 wins, followed by DaBearsFan, Colts01, jhinkamp, mikesteelnation1 and Pruitt all at 7.

    Current standings.

    Last weeks results.

    Season to date.

    Now on to Week #14 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 #14 Upset Special Possibilities (odds by OddsShark). Underdogs in bold.

    Thursday Night Football

    • Broncos @ Raiders (+10)


    Sunday Early Games

    • Rams (+3) @ Bills
    • Falcons @ Panthers (+3.5)
    • Chiefs (+7) @ Browns
    • Eagles (+9) @ Buccaneers
    • Cowboys (+3) @ Bengals
    • Titans (+5) @ Colts


    Sunday Late Games

    • Dolphins (+11.5) @ 49ers
    • Cardinals (+11.5) @ Seahawks
    • Saints (+5) @ Giants


    Sunday Night Football

    • Lions (+7) @ Packers


    Monday Night Football

    • Texans (+3) @ Patriots


    Dave's Week #14 Upset Special:

    I'm going with the Rams this week. Just a hunch.

    Comments 34 Comments
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      Rams also.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Titans
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Saints
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Panthers
    1. DaBearsFan's Avatar
      Texans
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Rams +3
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      Rams for me as well.
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      How bout them Cowboys!
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Texans
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Texans.
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      Raiders +10
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      I like that Raiders bet.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      I really wish I had the guts to take the Raiders. It's a home Thursday night game, plus they have the 'honoring coach's father' incentive playing in their favor.

      Then again, there's Peyton Manning against the Raiders secondary.

      I can't do it. I need to jump back onto the leaderboard. Gimme the Cowboys +3
    1. cml's Avatar
      Kansas City.
    1. kidjock's Avatar
      Saints
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      DET

      Just think'g they'll split their series
      I like STL as well, but I get more pts w/DET (though this is a faulty thought process, as I should have stuck w/1st instincts)

      Thought about the 'aints again, but will NYG falter @home in DEC? doubtful.
      Though of 'phins as well, just thinking SF QB will again make mistakes, but niners are at home and it's a wait & see.
      Don't think 'boys OL will be able to hold up vs CIN DL
      same thing w/raiders OL vs DEN DL.

      Why o Why? are the Panthers only getting +3.5pts at home? Division game? not enough of a reason for me, they should be getting +7.5
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by xmenehune View Post
      Why o Why? are the Panthers only getting +3.5pts at home? Division game? not enough of a reason for me, they should be getting +7.5
      Maybe, as you say, division game, plus the one in Atlanta was a squeaker, plus in Charlotte. And maybe people still don't believe in Atlanta. I can see an upset, Carolina will have more mojo than the birds.
    1. FrzzerBwler's Avatar
      Rams please
    1. chris's Avatar
      saints
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      Cowboys