• 2016 FootballPros.com Upset Special Challenge: Welcome Back




    OK, peeps. I'm in for another year. I could use help compiling weekly results. The best way is via an Excel spreadsheet (or equivalent) sent by email. Takers?

    Anywhoodles, let's roll.

    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. 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 #1 Upset Special Possibilities

    Odds by OddsShark.
    All times Eastern.
    Underdogs in bold.
    Sunday 1:00 Games
    • Bills (+3) @ Ravens
    • Bears (+4.5) @ Texans
    • Buccaneers (+3) @ Falcons
    • Packers @ South Jacksonville High Jaguars (+3.5)
    • Vikings @ Titans (+3)
    • Browns (+7) @ Eagles

    Sunday 4:00-ish Games
    • Dolphins (+7.5) @ Seahawks
    • Giants (+4) @ Cowboys
    • Lions (+6) @ Colts

    Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM)
    • OFF

    Monday Night Football (8:30 PM)
    • Steelers @ Redskins (+3)
    • Rams @ 49ers (+3)

    Biggie's Week #1 Upset Special: Methinks the Colts are gonna suck something awful and Hope Springs Eternal in the D. Gimme the Lions (+6)

    Comments 23 Comments
    1. chris's Avatar
      giants
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Titans
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Bills
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      I know the Texans/Bears line is technically correct, but that doesn't mean Vegas got it right. That line should be 8.5/9. Houston destroys them.

      Anyway, Afrocomb is on the right track here in that a home dog (Tennessee, Jacksonville, Washington) is probably the right way to lean.

      Tennessee is a great pick, and 'Comb has a very good track record.

      I, however, do not. So why change things this year? Are we certain Jordy Nelson is ok? Because without his threat, the GB offense was decidedly mediocre last year. Plus, he's not played a down of football in 2 years, so can he last an entire game? I do believe Eddie Lacy bounces back, but no game will require top conditioning more than this one, thanks to the heat/humidity. Jacksonville's defense should be vastly improved, and while they won't shut GB down, Allen Robinson = Man. This is the year where we should probably retire the talk of "South Jacksonville High". With a win this week, they should start to earn our respect.

      Jacksonville (+3.5)
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I want stolen crab legs. Give me the Bucs. I think Falcons will stink this year and J. Jones is a bit banged up.
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I can also help track. I have Office 360 now. It's great.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
      I can also help track. I have Office 360 now. It's great.
      All yours, Rich. I will send you the spreadsheet sometime in the next few days. Thanks!
    1. Amy's Avatar
      As I start my title defense, I'm going with Rex and the Bills
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Had to get that in there, eh?
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Bucs for me
    1. Ragar's Avatar
      Titans
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      Remember the Titans
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      bump
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      I'm a bit late, but.. there are still 2 games left for the weekend...

      guess I'll take WAS +3
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Bump
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      since im late ill take the redskins if i cam
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Looks like the early winners are me and Raven on the Bucs and Chris on the Giants. Chris has the lead with the +4 instead of +3
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by jhinkamp View Post
      since im late ill take the redskins if i cam
      You certainly can. Welcome back.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
      Looks like the early winners are me and Raven on the Bucs and Chris on the Giants. Chris has the lead with the +4 instead of +3
      Uhhhhhh.....

      I guess the Lions (+6) doesn't count?