This past Monday night, ESPN analyst Cris Carter gave this analysis as he picked the Houston Texans to defeat the New England Patriots, "I'm going with the best team in football." Following that prediction, the Texans gave up 28 straight points to open the game before eventually losing the game 42-14.
As the old adage says, that's why they play the game.
Teams on upset alert went 3-1 in Week 14, as only the Buffalo Bills were caught truly off guard by the St. Louis Rams. Yet, the Green Bay Packers (against the Detroit Lions) and the Washington Redskins (against the Baltimore Ravens) both seemed flatfooted at times against teams they were favored against.
Only the Cleveland Browns truly heeded my warnings this past weekend, as they rebounded from the Kansas City Chiefs' touchdown on the opening kickoff and defeated the Chiefs 30-7.
Remember the guidelines for Upset Alert: "Underdogs" are determined by Vegas odds (FootballLOCKS.com); putting a team on Upset Alert is not picking them to lose (it's just putting them on notice); potential Upset Alert teams are based on matchups, trends and team-specific scenarios.
So which teams should be worried in Week 15?