• FP 2016 Upset Special Challenge: It's All Over but the Shoutin' or Your Conference Championship Week Open Thread

    Mathematically, she cannot be caught. Congratulations to Raven on her 2016 Upset Special Top Dog status. This makes her the first ever two-time winner.

    Since I can't catch Raven and none of you can catch me, I get the Silver and a few of you are slugging it out for the Bronze.

    RichG sez:
    Name TTL
    Raven 10.61
    Biggie 9.400
    Chris 7.355
    Brian 7.350
    Hobbes27 7.250
    Amy 7.245
    Rich G 7.535
    Matt K 6.305
    ScottDCP 5.195
    xmenehune 4.170
    Ragar 4.130
    Afrocomb 4.185
    jhinkamp 3.115

    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 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 Conference Championship Round Upset Special Possibilities

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:05 PM
    • Packers (+4.5) @ Falcons

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:40 PM
    • Steelers (+5.5) @ Patriots

    Biggie's 2016 Conference Championship Round Upset Special: My gut has done me right and it has done me wrong this year. But I got a feelin' we're in for a fun weekend...
    Gimme All Upsets

    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Raven's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
      Gratz on the win Raven!
      Thanks!
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      For what it is worth, the coming week feels like Denver taking out Green Bay in 1998 or so. I want to say New England because I think I predicted that part of it in July, and because I want to see Goodell hand Brady a couple trophies, buy I think the young and shockingly fast Atlanta defense is up to the challenge of holding New England to a couple field goals, and the Atlanta O-Lineos better than I ever have them credit for, which means they will get a bunch of TDs.
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I don't care who wins as long as the Pats Receiving Crops does not get 96 fantasy points between them.

      I would normally root with my whole heart for the underdog in a game like this, but the idea of Rodge handing over the trophy to Tom Brady is just too funny to be totally against another New England title.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Let's take SB discussion HERE.