• FootballPros.com 2015 Upset Special Week #12: Gobble, Gobble


    Well, guys, Amy finally decided to stop kicking our arses for a week when she took a shot at No Upsets last week. If not for a couple really boneheaded mistakes by Matt Ryan and five-touchdown performance from Jameis Winston, she would have had it, too.

    None of us possessed the wisdom to jump on the Bucs' pirate ship and only six of you grabbed the Colts: Evan, Brian, xmeneheune, jhinkamp, Raven and hobbes27. Amy still has a nice lead in the wins column but a couple folks are contending for the (mostly meaningless except in the event of a tie) points title. Standings will be posted below.

    If you have issues with watching a critter meet its end, don't watch this video. Eyeballing a bird with a bow & arrow is no easy task. Happy Thanksgiving.



    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 or Saturday 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, once posted, will remain static throughout the week. This isn't The Sports Book at Caesar's Palace, after all.
    Let's. Get it. ON!!

    Week #12 Upset Special Possibilities

    Odds by OddsShark.
    All times Eastern.
    Underdogs in bold.

    Thanksgiving Day Games
    • OFF

    Thursday Night Football
    • Bears (+7) @ Packers

    Sunday 1:00 Games
    • Bills (+6.5) @ Chiefs
    • Buccaneers (+3) @ Colts
    • Rams (+9) @ Bengals
    • Dolphins (+3.5) @ Jets
    • Chargers (+4) @ South Jacksonville Community College
    • Giants @ Redskins (+3)
    • Saints (+3) @ Texans

    Sunday 4:00 Games
    • Cardinals @ 49ers (+10)
    • Steelers (+3) @ Seahawks

    Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM)
    • Patriots @ Broncos (+3)

    Monday Night Football (8:30 PM)
    • OFF

    Biggie's Week #12 Upset Special: This team is playing some scrappy football. Their opponents? Not so much.I like the home 'dog, here. Gimme the Redskins (+3)

    Comments 18 Comments
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Bills
    1. Amy's Avatar
      I don't like any of these. If it wasn't the week after a Pats game, I'd go Bills, but Rex's teams typically play poorly the game after the Pats.

      Bengals won't lose three in a row, Saints think defense is optional. I'm not confident that the Bucs, or 49ers, or Chargers or Washington can win.

      Since, I'm not confident on any of the options, I'll go back to the well which has worked so often for me this season and ride on the Steelers train again.
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Redskins +3
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      I am tempted by the Rams, simply because it makes no sense.

      Steelers +3
    1. Ragar's Avatar
      No Upsets
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      Gimme the Steelers.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Bears
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Bills
    1. Matt Kocsan's Avatar
      Buccaneers, please.
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by iwatt View Post
      Bears
      That's got to be your best feeling upset pick of the year!
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      i'm not sure from this if the Broncos are eligible or not. i will take them if they are, if not the steelers
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I'll take Tampa Bay.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Afrocomb View Post
      That's got to be your best feeling upset pick of the year!
      I couldn't believe it last night. I kept waiting for Rogers to break my heart again, like he did in week 17 2013. I'm pretty sure he's hurt by the way, and not the stinger on his elbow.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by jhinkamp View Post
      i'm not sure from this if the Broncos are eligible or not. i will take them if they are, if not the steelers
      The Broncos are eligible. I just forgot to put in the "(+3)".
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      awwww.... I'm late... again...

      I did have a ticket w/CHI +8, nice little win for TNF
      but since I'm late .... I'll take WAS
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by iwatt View Post
      I couldn't believe it last night. I kept waiting for Rogers to break my heart again, like he did in week 17 2013. I'm pretty sure he's hurt by the way, and not the stinger on his elbow.
      Well being a Brit I had to wait till near 5:00am to make sure we sealed the deal. Well worth the wait!
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Afrocomb View Post

      Well being a Brit I had to wait till near 5:00am to make sure we sealed the deal. Well worth the wait!
      Wow, that is commitment. Awesome.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      The Bears, Chargers, Redskins and Broncos are your winners this week.