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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. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      Rams
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Rams
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      I'm taking the Texans. They are 11-1 and yet they are underdogs on the road. That would piss me off.
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Well, I can't win at this point, so I might as well go big- Gimmee the Cards.
    1. BobbyJ's Avatar
      Chiefs
    1. mikesteelnation1's Avatar
      Cowboys
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
      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.
      I believe ol' MO as in momentum, CAR doesn't have it and ATL is on a roll to playoffs, we'll see if they are a #1 seed,
      mojo? well 'aints had it - lost it this season, I think IND has the most mojo this season of any team, though a case can be made for WAS as well
    1. jfkaspar's Avatar
      panthers
    1. tubbs1518's Avatar
      Rams
    1. StarvinMarvin's Avatar
      Texans
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      Eagles
    1. edave's Avatar
      The results thus far with one game remaining for any one still interested in joining this week...



      The Texans face the Patriots in a potential playoff matchup. If you haven't joined yet, this is a pretty good last minute pick.

      A reminder...

      The complete season to date is usually up to date.
    1. edave's Avatar
      Week 14 is in the books, final points:



      Congratulations to Colts01 for winning the week (two weeks in a row!) with the Eagles. brauneyz leads the pack with 9 wins, followed by Colts01, jhinkamp, mikesteelnation1 and Pruitt all at 8.

      Full standings

      The complete season to date.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Jeez, 9 wins? Way to go, B! Have you ever been to Vegas?

      Would you like to go?