• FP 2016 Upset Special Challenge: Week Five

    Lots of winners last week.

    Rich G sez:

    STANDINGS AFTER FOUR WEEKS

    NAME TTL
    Hobbes27 3.115
    Raven 3.090
    Chris 2.110
    Rich G 2.100
    Biggie 2.090
    Brian 2.075
    Amy 2.065
    Ragar 2.065
    Afrocomb 1.050
    Matt K 1.035
    jhinkamp 1.030
    Thanks, Rich.

    Stick it out long enough to see Steven Tyler rock a little McCartney. Awesome.


    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 #5 Upset Special Possibilities

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

    Sunday 1:00 Games
    • Titans (+3.5) @ Dolphins
    • Redskins (+4) @ Ravens
    • Bears (+4.5) @ Colts
    • Jets (+7) @ Steelers
    • Texans (+6.5) @ Vikings
    • Patriots @ Browns (+11.5)
    • Eagles @ Lions (+3)

    Sunday 4:15 Games
    • Falcons (+6) @ Broncos
    • Chargers (+3.5) @ Raiders

    Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM)
    • Giants (+7.5) @ Packers

    Monday Night Football (8:30 PM)
    • OFF (probably because of the approaching hurricane)

    Biggie's Week #5 Upset Special: Gimme the Lions. You go big or you go home, right?

    Comments 25 Comments
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Falcons
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      Chi +4.5
    1. Amy's Avatar
      I'll take the Lions
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
      I'll take the Lions
      Ah. A brave soul, indeed.
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Gimme the Browns because sometimes you just have to say to hell with it!
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Also I think Arizona wins tonight.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Unrelated: I don't know what ibeartradio or Pitbull are, but he might have the best backup dancers.
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      Brow... err...

      REDSKINS (+4)
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I'm going with Da Bears.
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      Patrick, I think you go the week 4 winners wrong.

      Jhinkamp Falcons +3
      Me Bears +3
      Matt Kocsan Raiders +3.5
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by hobbes27 View Post
      Patrick, I think you go the week 4 winners wrong.

      Jhinkamp Falcons +3
      Me Bears +3
      Matt Kocsan Raiders +3.5
      Fixed. That's on me, I didn't put that in this week before the article got up. Got swamped at work this week.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by hobbes27 View Post
      Patrick, I think you go the week 4 winners wrong.

      Jhinkamp Falcons +3
      Me Bears +3
      Matt Kocsan Raiders +3.5
      Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
      Fixed. That's on me, I didn't put that in this week before the article got up. Got swamped at work this week.
      Nah. If you saw the first publishing of this article, you would have seen me calling this WEEK 4. Dunno why, but I had it in my head that is where the season stood.

      Being swamped at work sucks.
    1. chris's Avatar
      giants
    1. Matt Kocsan's Avatar
      I'm not taking them, but the Browns have played the Patriots oddly tough in their last two meetings. Granted, different coaches, different personnel groups, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised by a Cleveland cover.

      I kind of like the Falcons at +6, but maybe not enough to pull the trigger. The Colts are a petulant sort of bad and are coming back from England. Then again, the Bears are exactly the sort of team Indy could play awful against and then win with one great quarter from Luck (a la San Diego).

      Eh. Give me Hoyer the Destroyer and the Bears.
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      Giants
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
      I'll take the Lions
      Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Sullivan View Post
      Ah. A brave soul, indeed.
      UPDATE: Very, very brave soul.

      Detroit Lions
      DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) - Out
      LB DeAndre Levy (knee/quad) - Out
      TE Eric Ebron (ankle/knee) - Out
      RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) - Doubtful
      S Don Carey (ribs) - Questionable
      WR Marvin Jones (foot) - Questionable
      S Tavon Wilson (neck) - Questionable

      Philadelphia Eagles
      DT Bennie Logan (calf) - Questionable
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      I dunno why I'm doing this, but I'm remembering the Titans again.
    1. Ragar's Avatar
      As the Monday Night Game is off, i shall go with the first game...thus

      Titans
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Titans +3.5
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      bump