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27 Sep 2012

ESPN Upset Watch: Bears over Cowboys

Today's upset watch looks at the Bears, fifth in VOA and underdogs on the road against Dallas, 18th. Two similar teams, with two differences: special teams and penalties. Special teams are also the secret behind our Cover Watch, Tennessee at Houston.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 27 Sep 2012

7 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2012, 7:22pm by NYMike


by BigCheese :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 4:35am


That is all.

- Alvaro

Phil Simms is to analysts what Ryan Leaf is to NFL QBs

by justanothersteve :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 6:09am

I don't see why this would be considered much of an upset, with or without VOA.

by Jimmy :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:33am

There are loads and loads of Cowboy fans and most of them are dumb enough to bet on their team no matter what. That'll change betting lines.

by Dean :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:54am

Any time they lose, America is a better place. This week, we are all Bears fans.

by JonBob (not verified) :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 9:12am

You are all communists.

by NYMike :: Sat, 09/29/2012 - 7:22pm

To the extent that we communally gather to mock and cheer against the Cowboys, yes we are.

But we don't blame the Cowboys as much as CBS for anointing the corporate-excess darlings "America's Team" and causing well over 70% of the country to gag every time they said it.

by Jimmy :: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:36pm

That's the spirit! Bathe in the glow of the Beloved, bask in their magnificence, worry about their offensive line....