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11 Oct 2012

ESPN Upset Watch: Packers over Texans

Frankly, not a very good week for Upset Watch, with most lines at three points or less. No game really sticks out as a possible upset, but Green Bay-Houston comes closest because Green Bay really isn't playing like a 2-3 team. (Houston, however, is playing like a 5-0 team, which is why this wasn't the easiest week to pick an Upset Watch.) Cover Watch is Tennessee-Pittsburgh.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 11 Oct 2012

9 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2012, 8:37am by Anonmouse

Comments

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by RickD :: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:58am

I'm torn between thinking that Green Bay over anybody shouldn't be considered an "upset" when they were 15-1 last season and thinking that they don't have a chance in hell of winning in Houston.

I understand these are mutually contradictory thoughts.

If you wanted a real upset, you could have gone with Oakland at Atlanta.

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by Will Allen :: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 12:13pm

Well, this is an opportunity for the big guys in the yellow hats to show that they aren't just a bunch of softies. If they stand up to the Texans, even in a loss, that'll be meaningful.

Raji being out or hobbled isn't helpful, obviously.

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by Independent George :: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:46pm

What does Curious George have to do with any of this?

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by Will Allen :: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 5:19pm

I knew you were going to go yard on that fat, hanging, curve ball.

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by Karl Cuba :: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 12:09pm

I would have ventured that the Giants might get an upset though I haven't seen the odds.

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by dk240t :: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 12:44pm

Hopefully time for Upset watch to break its win streak.

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by bravehoptoad :: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 4:08pm

Seattle could beat New England at home. That's the upset possibility that stands out the most to me.

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by Sifter :: Fri, 10/12/2012 - 12:02am

Titans covered the spread - and more...nice picking job in recent weeks by DVOA

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by Anonmouse (not verified) :: Fri, 10/12/2012 - 8:37am

Titans covering the spread was a nice pick, but how was DVOA responsible? Pittsburgh is significantly ahead of Tennessee in DVOA.