• FP 2016 Upset Special Challenge: The Final Countdown or Week Seventeen

    C'mon, Lions...

    RuchG sez:

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
    Biggie 9.400
    Chris 7.355
    Brian 7.350
    Hobbes27 7.250
    Raven 7.245
    Amy 7.245
    Matt K 6.305
    Rich G 5.215
    xmenehune 4.170
    ScottDCP 4.150
    Ragar 4.130
    Afrocomb 3.140
    jhinkamp 3.115
    Thanks, Rich.

    No time for pitter-patter. Let's kick this pig.

    • 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 #17 Upset Special Possibilities

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

    Sunday 1:00 Games
    • Cowboys (+4) @ Eagles
    • Browns (+6) @ Steelers
    • Bills @ Jets (+4.5)
    • South Jacksonville High Jaguars (+4.5) @ Colts
    • Patriots @ Dolphins (+10)
    • Bears (+6) @ Vikings
    • Texans (+3) @ Titans
    • Panthers (+4) @ Buccaneers

    Sunday 4:15 Games
    • Cardinals @ Rams (+6.5)
    • Seahawks (+10) @ 49ers (+10)
    • Chiefs @ Chargers (+5)

    Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM)
    • Packers @ Lions (+3.5)

    Biggie's Week #17 Upset Special: Five home 'dogs.... Hrmmmmm..... Screwit. Gimme the Cowboys (+4)

    Comments 11 Comments
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Weird in Buffalo. EJ Manuel is starting, along with Cyrus Kouandjio. A bunch of important old guys are also injured and may be held out door next year/better draft position. Should mean bad juju for the Bills, but the interim coach might have a clue. Waitaminute. He is the one who called that reverse in OT.

      **** it. jets.
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Jets +4.5
    1. Amy's Avatar
      Give me the Dolphins. Miami has a historic record of success against the Pats at home, and Adam Gase really seems intent on winning Sunday. While I once more hope I am wrong, Miami has not been kind to TB12 over his career.
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
    1. Matt Kocsan's Avatar
      I want the Cowboys. Philly is a mess, and even if Prescott and Elliott sit the whole game, Romo--McFadden is pretty serviceable.
    1. chris's Avatar
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Matt Kocsan View Post
      I want the Cowboys. Philly is a mess, and even if Prescott and Elliott sit the whole game, Romo--McFadden is pretty serviceable.
      Yeah I agree with these sentiments too. I think Garrett will try to give all three QBs playing time. But Garrett is also a believer in playing to win the game and not resting his guys and Philly is a mess. Give me the Cowboys
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I'll take Cam and the Panthers in a meaningless win.
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      For what may (should) be the final time ever, I'll take not Matt Cassel.

      Texans (+3)
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Name TTL
      Biggie 9.400
      Raven 8.290
      Chris 7.355
      Brian 7.350
      Hobbes27 7.250
      Amy 7.245
      Matt K 6.305
      Rich G 5.215
      ScottDCP 5.195
      xmenehune 4.170
      Ragar 4.130
      Afrocomb 3.140
      jhinkamp 3.115

      We've got about a half dozen with a shot at it going into the very important playoff rounds.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Sorry, gang. It has been a helluva week. Wild Card Round Upset Special will be up shortly.