In the final weeks of the NFL season, an upset loss could mean the difference between a shot at the playoffs or an offseason spent answering annoying questions from reporters about what went wrong.
In Week 15, the teams that I predicted to be on "upset alert" went 1-2, and the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams both fell at home in exactly the same manner in which I predicted. The Patriots made mistakes against a tough defense that continually pressured them, and the Rams let Adrian Peterson run right down their throat.
Of course, I also put the New Orleans Saints on "upset alert," but they apparently paid attention, cruising to a 41-0 victory.
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 16? Read on to find out.