NFL Teams on Upset Alert for Week 17

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NFL Teams on Upset Alert for Week 17
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Week 17 means slim pickings for teams on upset alert.

Vegas is ignoring a bunch of games this weekend because playoff implications aren't involved and casinos don't like to lose money because backup quarterbacks are inserted into a meaningless game. The games that are on the books: a couple of best vs. worst matchups and a bunch of coin-flip games.

Still, we've dug deep this week and pulled three teams that are ripe for upset if they don't pay attention.

Last week, teams on upset alert were 2-1. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to heed this warning and lost by a field goal to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Indianapolis Colts were close to faltering, beating the lowly Kansas City Chiefs by seven. 

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 17? Read on to find out.

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