• FootballPros.com 2015 Upset Special: Divisional Round Edition

    Alright, peeps. We are down to the last two weeks of the season and this is where we stand. If Amy picks two correct upsets the next two weeks, she will be our winner. Afrocomb, iwatt and xmenehune are all two back with two to go, so they can all theoretically catch Amy and possibly overtake her. The only one with a decent shot, though, is iwatt. If he can pull into a wins column tie, he will likely become our new leader.
    The Divisional Round brings us a mess of home favorites coming of a week where no home teams managed to eke out wins. Crazy. Let us begin.
    STANDINGS

    Rules:
    • One pick per week
    • Your chosen team must be at least a (+2) 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.
    • The All Upsets Option: Predict correctly that 'All Upsets' will occur in any given playoff 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 'All Upsets' Option, that prediction is due by 5 minutes prior to kickoff of the first game of the week in question. The 'All 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.

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

    2016 Divisional Round Upset Special Possibilities

    Saturday, January 16, 2016 4:35 PM
    • Chiefs (+5) @ Patriots

    Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:15 PM
    • Packers (+7) @ Cardinals

    Sunday, January 17, 2016 1:05 PM
    • Seaawks (+3) @ Panthers

    Sunday, January 17, 2016 4:40 PM
    • Steelers (+2.5) @ Broncos

    Biggie's 2016 Divisional Round Upset Special: This is probably - bar none - the craziest pick I have ever made here at the Upset Special. Gimme All Upsets (+17.5)

    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Amy's Avatar
      I'm going to, for the last time this season, dip into the dark well of Pittsburgh. Give me the Steelers.
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      I've been on a losing streak for several weeks now....

      so with no thought that makes sense...

      I'll go with KC
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Give me the Seahawks
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Hawks
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      No upsets
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      Seahawks
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      No upsets
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      STANDINGS IN A FORMAT VIEWABLE IN THIS FORUM

    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      Not that Amy needs the help, but she picked the Packers last week along with me, so we both should have gotten 2 points.

      With all the road teams winning last weekend, this feels like a weekend where all the home teams are gonna win. So give me no upsets.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by hobbes27 View Post
      Not that Amy needs the help, but she picked the Packers last week along with me, so we both should have gotten 2 points.

      With all the road teams winning last weekend, this feels like a weekend where all the home teams are gonna win. So give me no upsets.
      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddddddd... ................... that puts Amy three up with two to go. Meet your 2015 Upset Special Champion.
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      I like the favorites in the NFC, so give me the Steelers.
    1. Matt Kocsan's Avatar
      I liked all the favorites, but I'm late on no upsets, so I'll tap Seattle.
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Seahawks
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Afrocomb View Post
      No upsets
      Whoop! That feels good!