• FP 2016 Upset Special Challenge: Week Ten or This Week in Waaaaaahhhh!!!


    I dunno about you all, but I am getting really tired of all the whining from guys like Cam Newton. Take the shots. Get up. Congratulate the man for getting to you and keep playing. Don't moan and groan about it. Act like a man. Get treated like one. Simple.

    Anywhoodles... On to week ten.

    Last week was a decent week with xmenehune, Matt and myself all tallying wins with the Lions' (+6) latest 4th quarter comeback (yes, all 5 of their 2016 wins have been of the last-minute variety).

    RichG sez.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
    Here ya go.

    NAME TTL
    Biggie 6.270
    Hobbes27 5.180
    Brian 4.185
    Amy 4.135
    Raven 4.125
    Chris 3.140
    Matt K 3.135
    xmenehune 3.130
    Rich G 3.130
    Ragar 3.100
    ScottDCP 2.090
    Afrocomb 2.090
    jhinkamp 1.030
    Thanks, Rich.

    Coolio sez:


    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 #10 Upset Special Possibilities

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

    Sunday 1:00 Games
    • Chiefs (+3) @ Panthers
    • Vikings (+3) @ Redskins
    • Packers @ Titans (+3)
    • Broncos (+3) @ Saints

    Sunday 4:15 Games
    • Dolphins (+4) @ Chargers
    • 49ers (+13.5) @ Cardinals

    Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM)
    • Seahawks (+7.5) @ Patriots

    Monday Night Football (8:30 PM)
    • OFF

    Biggie's Week #10 Upset Special: I really, really had to squint at the screen and play fast & loose to get us some potential upsets. If I had not, we would only have had a total of four games to choose from this week. I am going to do a dum-dum and roll with No U..... Yeah. I gotta think about this a bit. I'll make my pick in the forum.

    Comments 17 Comments
    1. Amy's Avatar
      It makes me feel icky inside whenever I say these words.

      Give me the Broncos.
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I'll take the Chiefs. This is a rough week. Really close to taking no upsets, but this season seems too screwed up to do that. Something dumb will happen.
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      You may be thinking Biggie, but I'll pull the trigger on that.... Gimme No Upsets!
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Broncos +3
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      I feel like Homer Simpson, but I'm going to say Broncos.

    1. chris's Avatar
      seahawks
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      Broncos
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      For anyone who missed it, I'll definitely take credit for being the lone soul on Indianapolis over GB last week. It's been a rough stretch, so I'll take what I can get.

      As for this week, something is going down, but I think I'll have a better idea tomorrow as to exactly what that is.
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Brian Williams View Post
      For anyone who missed it, I'll definitely take credit for being the lone soul on Indianapolis over GB last week. It's been a rough stretch, so I'll take what I can get.

      As for this week, something is going down, but I think I'll have a better idea tomorrow as to exactly what that is.
      I was almost going to pull the trigger with you and pick Indy last week, but I said to myself that Green Bay couldn't lay a second egg after the game with Atlanta. Should have trusted my gut. Oh well.
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      da 'fins to win.... (MIA)
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      I'm tempted by the Broncos, but the Superdome is basically the Coors Field of the NFL which neutralizes the Denver defense effect, and we've got Drew Brees vs Trevor Semien.

      I'm also tempted by a few other games, but Russell Wilson actually looked healthy on Monday night, and as weird as it sounds, the Seahawks may match up better defensively against NE than they did against the Bills. Tyrod Taylor gave them fits with his legs.

      Give me the Seahawks (+7.5) on the road.
    1. Matt Kocsan's Avatar
      I'm with Brian. I'm rolling the dice with Seattle away from home. In a week like this, where there aren't really any great odds, just pick the best team available and hope for the best.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Screw it. Gimme No Upsets
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Incredibly, with all the upset picks, with all the numbers, the overall standings...... Did. Not. Change. Order.

      NAME TTL
      Biggie 6.270
      Hobbes27 6.210
      Brian 5.260
      Amy 5.165
      Raven 5.155
      Chris 4.215
      Matt K 4.210
      xmenehune 4.170
      Rich G 4.160
      Ragar 3.100
      ScottDCP 2.090
      Afrocomb 2.090
      jhinkamp 2.060
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      The Boss getting loud with Bill Simmons...

    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      They made up today on Bill's podcast. Not surprising since this site was first promoted on with Bill. I did actually think it was just friends giving jabs over Twitter.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
      They made up today on Bill's podcast. Not surprising since this site was first promoted on with Bill. I did actually think it was just friends giving jabs over Twitter.
      I could not agree more.