• FP 2015 Week #14 Upset Special Challenge: The House Always Wins


    What an insane weekend in the NFL. No seriously. This was a wild one.
    • 13 return touchdowns
    • 13 missed field goals
    • 8 missed extra points
    • 9 games decided by less than a touchdown
    • A first-ever two-point conversion returned for a touchdown (I know this was technically in week 13, but that MNF game took place within the last seven days)

    Holy crap what a crazy-ass week!

    We only had three potential upset selections - Niners, Eagles and Cowboys. Only tubbs was sharp enough to jump on the Niners. The rest of us? Notsomuch.

    The crazier stuff gets, the more the house wins.

    On to week fourteen.


    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 #14 Upset Special Possibilities

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

    Thursday Night Football
    • Vikings (+8.5) @ Cardinals

    Sunday 1:00 Games
    • Seahawks @ Ravens (+5)
    • Titans (+6) @ Jets
    • Saints (+4) @ Buccaneers
    • Falcons (+7.5) @ Panthers
    • Chargers (+10) @ Chiefs
    • Redskins (+3) @ Bears
    • Steelers (+3.5) @ Bengals

    Sunday LATE Games
    • Raiders (+7.5) @ Broncos
    • Cowboys (+7) @ Packers

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

    Monday Night Football (8:30 PM)
    • OFF

    Biggie's Week #14 Upset Special: I find it interesting the entire triangle of gloom (DET, CLE, BUF) are OFF this week. Funny how that works. Gimme the Steelers (+3.5)

    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Ragar's Avatar
      Must be nice for the Cowboys to be giving 7 to the Cowboys...

      Ravens
      (Seachickens 1pm ET game, and no they shouldn't lose, but why mess with nature)
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Chargers
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      Steelers for sure.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Ragar View Post
      Must be nice for the Cowboys to be giving 7 to the Cowboys...

      Ravens
      (Seachickens 1pm ET game, and no they shouldn't lose, but why mess with nature)
      This win-win/lose-lose proposition would be a push.

      Wait...

      Wrong column.
    1. mikesteelnation1's Avatar
      I'll echo trumpet's comment:

      Steelers for sure...

      Ben does exceedingly well playing in the state of Ohio. ..
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Steelers
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      We did have the first missed extra point returned for 2.

      You know what, give me the Falcons.
    1. Amy's Avatar
      I don't like any of these, so, my random pick is the Raiders
    1. tubbs1518's Avatar
      Titans.
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Saints
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      Saints
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      ?
      ? - I should've, would've, could've, but didn't pick PHI. I had thought about SD last week, but that was really a pick against DEN (still think they are suspect)

      so I'll take WAS
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      I don't like any of the picks, so I'm going to pull an Amy and just do a random pick and select the Ravens.
    1. Matt Kocsan's Avatar
      Saints, please.